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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => COVID-19 => Topic started by: EvaH on 09/07/2020 14:20:08

Title: Do the lungs have a microbiome?
Post by: EvaH on 09/07/2020 14:20:08
Joanne asks:

Do you think that the microbiome of the lungs is the difference between asymptomatic and symptomatic sufferers of COVID-19? Perhaps those with pre existing conditions have taken drugs that change the microbiome of their lungs and have not got the same natural protection afforded by the normal lung flora. Would it be possible to do a sputum microbiota transplant similar to how a faecal microbiota transplant would work, from an asymptomatic-positive to a symptomatic-positive patient?

Can you help?