IBD and the gut microbiota--from bench to personalized medicine.

  title={IBD and the gut microbiota--from bench to personalized medicine.},
  author={Emanuelle Bellaguarda and Eugene B Chang},
  journal={Current gastroenterology reports},
  volume={17 4},
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic relapsing inflammatory disorders involving the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which arise from the confluence of genetic, immunological, microbial, and environmental factors. Clinical, genetic, and experimental data support the role of gut microbiota in contributing to the etiopathogenesis of these diseases. In IBD, the development of gut dysbiosis and imbalances in host-microbe relationships contribute to the extent, severity, and chronicity of… CONTINUE READING