Human inflammatory bowel disease does not associate with Lawsonia intracellularis infection


There is increasing evidence that bacterial infection of the intestinal mucosa may contribute to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). In pigs, an obligate intracellular bacterium, Lawsonia intracellularis (LI), was shown to cause proliferative enteropathy (PE) of which some forms display histological and clinical similarities to human IBD… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2180-6-81


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