Bacteria and gallstones. Etiological significance.

  title={Bacteria and gallstones. Etiological significance.},
  author={Masahisa Tabata and Fumio Nakayama},
  journal={Digestive diseases and sciences},
  volume={26 3},
Two hundred consecutive gallstone cases have been subjected to bacteriological study employing improved anaerobic culture techniques. In addition to Clostridia species, species of anaerobes such as Bacteroides fragilis, Peptococcus, Veillonella, and Eubacterium are found to be present, some of which possessed beta-glucuronidase activity. This finding has a certain bearing on the etiology of bile pigment calcium stones. In addition to Escherichia coli, Bacteroides and Clostridium often found in… CONTINUE READING


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