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Role of gut microbiota in Crohn's Disease

Baker, Phillip; Love, Donald; Ferguson, Lynnette

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Crohn's disease (CD), a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), provides a complex model of host-microbe interactions underpinning disease pathogenesis. Although there is not widespread agreement on the etiology of CD, there is evidence that microorganisms lead to the often severe inflammatory response characteristic of the disease. Despite several microbial candidates, no specific microbe has been considered pathogenic. Instead, the concept of the 'pathogenic community' has emerged from the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/28473
Source: Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
DOI: 10.1586/egh.09.47

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