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Microbial influences in inflammatory bowel diseases

Admin Clinical Papers February 1, 2008

Clinical, experimental, and therapeutic studies suggest an important role for microbial agents in Crohn’s disease and pouchitis pathogenesis. Bar-nich and Darfeuille-Michaud described adherent/invasive E. coli (AIEC) that persist within epithelial cells and macrophages and selectively colonize the ileum of Crohn’s disease patients.