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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Normal flora - The microorganisms that normally live on and within you

Normal flora means all the microbes, either bacteria or fungi that are the permanent resident of certain parts of our body.

They are mostly found in the skin, oropharynx, colon, and vagina.

Viruses and parasites are not considered part of the normal flora but they may be present in asymptomatic patient.