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HIV: gut microbiota may increase immune system deficiency

According to an international study, the digestive microbiota of some HIV-positive patients receiving antiretroviral therapy is impaired and leads to a lasting impairment of their immune system.   To multiply and survive in the human organism, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infect...
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The severity of bronchiolitis depends on babies’ nasal flora

The risk and severity of bronchiolitis may be associated with the bacterial composition of the respiratory microbiota that lines babies’ noses, according to an American study.   In the United States, bronchiolitis is the second leading cause of emergency room visits and the primary cause ...
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Microbiota

The human microbiota corresponds to all the microorganisms that have colonized your body and with which you cohabitate: mainly bacteria, but also viruses, fungi, yeast and protozoa. Its composition differs according to the surfaces colonized:  cutaneous microbiota, vaginal microbiota, urinary m...
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Gastroenteritis and other types of infectious diarrhea -  When your microbiota is struggling

For example, we are told that antibiotics not only target pathogens. Although antibiotics eradicate pathogenic germs responsible for infections, they can also destroy some beneficial bacteria of the gut microbiota and lead to an imbalance that can in turn cause diarrhea. Between 10% and 30% of patie...
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