[The dynamics of the persistence characteristics of staphylococci under the action of the microclimate of a speleotherapy mine]

Zh Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol. 1996 May-Jun;(3):78-80.
[Article in Russian]


A decrease in the persistence characteristics of staphylococci under the influence of microclimate in a spelean pit has been demonstrated under experimental conditions. Clinical investigations have confirmed the capacity of speleotherapy to decrease the microbial contamination of the upper respiratory tract and to inhibit the persistence properties of staphylococcal microflora in children with respiratory allergosis, which seems to be the basis of the positive effect achieved by treatment with microclimate in a spelean pit.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Carrier State / microbiology*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microclimate*
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Respiratory Hypersensitivity / microbiology
  • Respiratory Hypersensitivity / rehabilitation
  • Staphylococcal Infections / microbiology*
  • Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification
  • Staphylococcus aureus / pathogenicity*
  • Time Factors