Colonizing Microbiome as a Determinant of COVID-19 Outcome

Date Added
August 4th, 2020
PRO Number
Pro00102644
Researcher
Alexander Alekseyenko

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Keywords
Coronavirus, Immune System, Infectious Diseases, Non-interventional, SARS-CoV-2
Summary

COVID-19 testing involves collection of swabs from nasopharyngeal cavities where the SARS-CoV-2 virus replicates. Many other commensal and pathogenic microbes may be found in the same host niche. Collectively, these microbes are called the microbiome. We hypothesize that the colonizing microbiome at the time of diagnosis may provide leads for early stratification of cases into risk categories, future clinical manifestations of the disease, and insights into treatment strategies.

Institution
MUSC
Recruitment Contact
Bashir Hamidi
843-792-8657
hamidib@musc.edu



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