Mucosal flora in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis - an overview.

  title={Mucosal flora in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis - an overview.},
  author={Alexander Swidsinski and Vera Loening-Baucke and Adam Herber},
  journal={Journal of physiology and pharmacology : an official journal of the Polish Physiological Society},
  volume={60 Suppl 6},
The intestinal flora harbors varies pathogens. Clostridium perfringens (gas gangrene), Enterococci (endocarditis), Enterobacteriaceae (sepsis), Bacteroides (abscesses) are present in the large intestine of every healthy person in high concentrations. These bacteria are, however, separated from the colonic wall by an impenetrable mucus layer and are tolerated by the host. This separation is disturbed in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), where bacteria adhere to the mucosa and… CONTINUE READING
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