The microbiome of the nasopharynx

Matthew Flynn, JSG Dooley

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

The nasopharyngeal microbiome is a dynamic microbial interface of the aerodigestive tract, and a diagnostic window in the fight against respiratory infections and antimicrobial resistance. As its constituent bacteria, viruses and mycobacteria become
better understood and sampling accuracy improves, diagnostics of the nasopharynx could guide more personalized care of infections of surrounding areas including the lungs, ears and sinuses. This review will summarize the current literature from a
clinical perspective and highlight its growing importance in diagnostics and infectious disease management.
Original languageEnglish
Article number001368
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Medical Microbiology
Volume70
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • nasopharyngeal
  • microbiome
  • respiratory virus
  • bacterial infection

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The microbiome of the nasopharynx'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this