The Otologic Microbiome A Study of the Bacterial Microbiota in a Pediatric Patient With Chronic Serous Otitis Media Using 16SrRNA Gene-Based Pyrosequencing

Conclusions Bacterial community analysis using pyrosequencing analysis revealed diverse, previously unknown bacterial communities in a set of pediatric middle ear, tonsil, and adenoid specimens. Our findings suggest that the adenoid may be a source site for both the middle ear and tonsil microbiota. An ecological framework is appropriate in comparative analysis of microbiota from nonsterile body sites.

from the Archives of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

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