Increased incidence of inflammatory bowel disease: the price of the decline of infectious burden?

@article{Feillet2004IncreasedIO,
  title={Increased incidence of inflammatory bowel disease: the price of the decline of infectious burden?},
  author={H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Feillet and J. -F. Bach},
  journal={Current opinion in gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={560-4}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW It is now apparent that the increase in the incidence of autoimmune and allergic diseases in Western countries is explained by the decrease in infections. The question is posed to determine whether a similar explanation can be proposed for the increased incidence of inflammatory bowel disease. RECENT FINDINGS Studies performed in murine experimental models of inflammatory bowel disease have shown that colitis onset can be prevented by bacteria, bacterial extracts, or… CONTINUE READING

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