Role of intestinal bacteria in the pathogenesis of pouchitis.

@article{Batista2014RoleOI,
  title={Role of intestinal bacteria in the pathogenesis of pouchitis.},
  author={Daisy Batista and Laura L. Raffals},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 8},
  pages={1481-6}
}
Pouchitis is a common complication seen in patients with ulcerative colitis who undergo total proctocolectomy with ileal pouch anal anastomosis. Bacteria seem to play an important role in the development of pouchitis, although this role is not well defined. Because technology has advanced, we are able to apply molecular techniques to describe the structure… CONTINUE READING