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COVID-19: are digestive disorders linked to the gut microbiota?

Although at present there is nothing to confirm a link between infection and gut microbiota, several signs nonetheless point towards an association with the digestive system. Certain precautionary measures are therefore justified.   Fever, cough and respiratory distress are three symptoms...
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IBD: the role of gut microbiota viruses

The decrease in bacterial abundance and diversity caused by inflammatory bowel diseases is associated with a significant change in content of bacteria-killing viruses called bacteriophages. Little studied until now, these viruses may play a major role in the development of IBD.   IBDs or ...
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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 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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