Gastrointestinal infection as a trigger for inflammatory bowel disease

  • Mann E
  • Saeed S
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Abstract

There is accumulating evidence on the importance of microbes in the development and maintenance of both the intestinal and immune systems. This review focuses on the current findings on the role of gastrointestinal pathogens in the cause of chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

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  • Commensal microbes
  • Crohn's disease
  • Genetic susceptibility
  • Intestinal pathogens
  • Mouse models
  • Ulcerative colitis

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Authors

  • Elizabeth A. Mann

  • Shehzad A. Saeed

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