The role of infection in the aetiology of inflammatory bowel disease

@article{Hansen2009TheRO,
  title={The role of infection in the aetiology of inflammatory bowel disease},
  author={Richard Hansen and John Michael Thomson and Emad M. El-Omar and Georgina L Hold},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={45},
  pages={266-276}
}
We have greatly increased our understanding of the genetics of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the last decade; however, migrant studies highlight the importance of environment in disease risk. The possibility that IBD is an infection has been debated since the first description of Crohn’s disease. Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis was the first… CONTINUE READING