AURIS NASUS LARYNX, vol.39, no.2, pp.180-185, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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AURIS NASUS LARYNX
Allergic rhinitis, Microflora, Corticosteroid therapy, Bacterial colonization, Colony forming unit, STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS, SAFETY, SPRAY, COLONIZATION, EFFICACY
Objective: Mometasone furoate (MF) is one of the commonly used topical steroids, particularly for patients with allergic rhinitis. However, its effect on the colonization of bacteria that may cause superinfections by suppressing the local immunity is not known. Thus, we investigated the effect of MF use on the nasal and nasopharyngeal microbial flora.