Gram-positive cocci are associated with the formation of completely pure cholesterol stones

@article{Kawai2002GrampositiveCA,
  title={Gram-positive cocci are associated with the formation of completely pure cholesterol stones},
  author={Manabu Kawai and Makoto Iwahashi and Kazuhisa Uchiyama and Minoru Ochiai and Hiroshi Tanimura and Hiroki Yamaue},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2002},
  volume={97},
  pages={83-88}
}
OBJECTIVE:Recently it has been reported that bacterial DNA has been detected in mixed cholesterol stones (cholesterol content < 95%), which were not previously believed to be related to bacteria, using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). We examined bacterial DNA in pure cholesterol stones to clarify the mechanism of initiation or promotion of the formation of cholesterol gallstones.METHODS:We examined 69 gallstones (30 brown pigment stones, 21 pure cholesterol stones, and 18 mixed cholesterol… CONTINUE READING
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