Application of probiotics for acute respiratory tract infections

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Oxana Zolnikova *
Inna Komkova
Nino Potskherashvili
Alexander Trukhmanov
Vladimir Ivashkin
(*) Corresponding Author:
Oxana Zolnikova |


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.

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