Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in children with early-onset Crohn's disease.

@article{Kirkwood2009MycobacteriumAS,
  title={Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in children with early-onset Crohn's disease.},
  author={Carl D Kirkwood and Josef Wagner and Karen F Boniface and Jill Vaughan and Wojtek P. Michalski and Anthony Catto-Smith and Donald J. S. Cameron and Ruth F. Bishop},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 11},
  pages={
          1643-55
        }
}
BACKGROUND Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) is the most enduring infectious candidate that may be associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It is possible that the inconsistencies in the prevalence studies of MAP in adults reflect clinical differences in adult patients studied, including duration of disease and treatment regimens, and also in lack of specificity of some of the assays used. The aim was to determine the presence of MAP in children with symptoms of… CONTINUE READING

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