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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anl.2011.05.008
  • Journal Name: AURIS NASUS LARYNX
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.180-185
  • Keywords: Allergic rhinitis, Microflora, Corticosteroid therapy, Bacterial colonization, Colony forming unit, STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS, SAFETY, SPRAY, COLONIZATION, EFFICACY
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


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.