O'Brien, Claire; Pavli, Paul; Gordon, David; Allison, Gwen
Our aim was to determine whether or not specific microorganisms were transported selectively to lymph nodes in Crohn's disease (CD) by comparing node and mucosal microbial communities in patients and controls. We also sought evidence of dysbiosis and bacterial translocation. Lymph nodes, and involved and uninvolved mucosal samples were obtained from resections of 58 patients (29 CD, eight 'other inflammatory bowel disease' (IBD) and 21 non-IBD). Universal primers targeting V1-V3 regions of...[Show more]
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