Effect of nasal mometasone furoate on the nasal and nasopharyngeal flora

AKSOY F. , DEMIRHAN H., BAYRAKTAR G. I. , Yildirim Y. S. , Ozturan O. , Gonullu N., ...More

AURIS NASUS LARYNX, vol.39, no.2, pp.180-185, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anl.2011.05.008
  • Title of Journal : AURIS NASUS LARYNX
  • Page Numbers: pp.180-185
  • Keywords: 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.