Analysis of bacterial bowel communities of IBD patients: what has it revealed?

@article{Sokol2008AnalysisOB,
  title={Analysis of bacterial bowel communities of IBD patients: what has it revealed?},
  author={Harry Sokol and Christophe Lay and Philippe Seksik and Gerald W. Tannock},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={
          858-67
        }
}
The bacterial community, in whole or in part, resident in the bowel of humans is considered to fuel the chronic immune inflammatory conditions characteristic of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Chronic or recurrent pouchitis in ulcerative colitis patients is responsive to antibiotic therapy, indicating that bacteria are the etiological agents. Microbiological investigations of the bacterial communities in stool or of biopsy-associated bacteria have so far failed to reveal conclusively… CONTINUE READING

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