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Application of probiotics for acute respiratory tract infections

Oxana Zolnikova, Inna Komkova, Nino Potskherashvili, Alexander Trukhmanov, Vladimir Ivashkin
  • Oxana Zolnikova
    Internal Diseases Propedeutics, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation | ks.med@mail.ru
  • Inna Komkova
    Vasilenko Clinic of Internal Disease Propedeutics, Gastroenterology, and Hepatology, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Nino Potskherashvili
    Vasilenko Clinic of Internal Disease Propedeutics, Gastroenterology, and Hepatology, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Alexander Trukhmanov
    Internal Diseases Propedeutics, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Vladimir Ivashkin
    Internal Diseases Propedeutics, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation

Abstract

We have reviewed the currently published results on a role of the gut microflora in a prevention of acute respiratory infections. The main biological properties of probiotic bacteria are presented in a context of their modulating activity on an inflammatory immune response. Available data on the reduction of a possible risk, duration, and severity of respiratory infection symptoms during a probiotic medication intake were analyzed. Potential antiviral probiotic mechanisms have been reviewed and discussed.

Keywords

Acute respiratory infections; lung microbiome; intestinal microbiome; immunomodulation; probiotic.

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