Colonic mucus and colitis.

  title={Colonic mucus and colitis.},
  author={J. Jass},
  pages={730 - 730}
SIR,-I found the review on mucus and colitis by J M Rhodes (Gut 1989; 30: 1660-6) most interesting, but I was surprised by the absence of several pertinent references. It must surely be relevant that about 8% of the general population show a constitutional lack of the 0 acetylated, sialidase resistant form of sialic acid."2 These people do not appear to show an increased proneness to ulcerative colitis.3 Patchy alteration in sialic acid structure (loss of O acetyl groups) is seen in… Expand