Children's noses 'hold clues' to serious lung infections

Children's noses 'hold clues' to serious lung infections
 

Examining the bacteria and viruses in the noses of children could give clues to improve the diagnosis and treatment of severe lung infections, a new study has found.
Lung infections are a leading cause of death in under-fives worldwide.
The study found the make-up of bacteria and viruses was altered in the noses of children with respiratory infections.
Researchers say the study helps explain why some children are more prone to developing infections than others.
It could also be key to preventing serious lung infections.
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh found that the differences... read more

 
16 March 2019 in Regional, Views: 42
Source: BBC
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