Respiratory virome is an integral part of the human microbiome and its characterization may contribute to a better understanding of the changes that arise in the disease and, consequently, influence the approach and treatment of patients with acute lower respiratory infections.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of respiratory viruses in the lower airways of individuals undergoing invasive mechanical ventilation, with and without acute lower respiratory infection (respectively WRI and WORI groups).


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Citation Nazareth, R., Chasqueira, M., Rodrigues, M. et al. Respiratory viruses in mechanically ventilated patients: a pilot study. BMC Pulm Med 20, 39 (2020).