Mathews Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology


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Asthma and Microbial Flora What is the Relation?

Aziz Koleilat*1, Amal Naous2, Sirin Mneimneh3

Corresponding Author: Aziz Koleilat, Associate professor Beirut Arab University Vice General Secretary Pan Arab Society, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Beirut-Lebanon, E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: 21 Jun 2018  
Accepted Date: 26 JuL 2018  
Published Date: 01 Aug 2018

Copyright ©  2018 Koleilat A

Citation: Koleilat A, Naous A and Mneimneh S. (2018). Asthma and Microbial Flora What is the Relation? Mathews J Gastroenterol Hepatol  3(1): 012.



It has been noticed that asthma is associated with changes in the microbiome (microbial flora) of the subject as early as the start of the atopic march in infancy. Increasing evidence suggests that the compositions of the lung and gut microbiomes determine the risk of asthma and allergies. Regulating the microbiome of the mother prenatal and the newborn postnatal seems to be the most promising approach in preventing or ameliorating atopy. Identification of populations at risk is of utmost importance to ensure primary prevention. Effective anti-viral therapies, targeting pathogenic bacteria within the nasopharyngeal microbiome during the first year, could represent a prophylactic approach to asthma.


Asthma; Microbiome; Microbial Flora; Atopy; Parasites.

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