Bacterial load in animal models of acute and chronic 'reactivated' colitis.

@article{Hernndez2003BacterialLI,
  title={Bacterial load in animal models of acute and chronic 'reactivated' colitis.},
  author={Gerardo A Hern{\'a}ndez and Caroline B. Appleyard},
  journal={Digestion},
  year={2003},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={161-9}
}
BACKGROUND The involvement of enteropathogenic microorganisms in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and their importance in the different phases of inflammation are still unknown. AIM To quantify the aerobic bacterial load in models of acute and chronic 'reactivated' colitis, and correlate this with damage. METHODS Acute colitis was induced in rats by administration of trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS) or dextran sulfate sodium (DSS). Colitis was 'reactivated' 6 weeks… CONTINUE READING

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