Detection of Listeria monocytogenes by polymerase chain reaction in intestinal mucosal biopsies from patients with inflammatory bowel disease and controls.

@article{Chen2000DetectionOL,
  title={Detection of Listeria monocytogenes by polymerase chain reaction in intestinal mucosal biopsies from patients with inflammatory bowel disease and controls.},
  author={Wangxue Chen and Dong Li and Barbara Paulus and Ian R. Wilson and Vinton S. Chadwick},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={15 10},
  pages={1145-50}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Components of the intestinal microflora are believed to play an important role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in genetically susceptible hosts acting either as a non-specific antigenic stimulus or as a specific pathogen. Listeria monocytogenes has been suggested as an organism with the potential to cause IBD. The objective of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of L. monocytogenes DNA in intestinal biopsies from patients with IBD and… CONTINUE READING

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