The most common diseases in the world are upper respira- tory tract infections, resulting in substantial morbidity, mortality, and financial loss. Viruses are reported to be the most important pathogens involved in URT etiology.

Cystus052, a an extract from a special variety of Cistus incanus plant that is rich in poly- meric polyphenols, has been shown to exhibit antiviral activity. In this article, the properties and efficacy of Cistus incanus are reviewed.

Uzm. Dr. Murat Sütçü

J Child 2017; 17(1):1-3