Stephan Biesterfeld

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Interaction of bacteria with the immune system within the intestinal mucosa plays a key role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The aim of the current study was to develop a fluorescein-aided confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) method to visualise intramucosal enteric bacteria in vivo and to determine the(More)
An adult patient with cystic fibrosis and chronic abdominal complaints developed symptomatic fibrosing colonopathy several months after the beginning of high dose pancreas enzyme therapy. Despite the absence of a stricture, surgical resection was performed. Since then the abdominal complaints have not recurred.
Organizing pneumonia in cystic fibrosis has hitherto been considered a nonspecific reparative process. We report on an adult patient with cystic fibrosis and histologically proven bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia, who experienced sustained clinical improvement under corticosteroid therapy. This case suggests that bronchiolitis obliterans(More)
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