Unstable Composition of the Fecal Microbiota in Ulcerative Colitis During Clinical Remission

@article{Martinez2008UnstableCO,
  title={Unstable Composition of the Fecal Microbiota in Ulcerative Colitis During Clinical Remission},
  author={C Martinez and Mar{\'i}a Antol{\'i}n and Javier Solera Santos and Antonio Torrej{\'o}n and Francesc Casellas and Natalia Borruel and Francisco Guarner and J -R Malagelada},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={103},
  pages={643-648}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM:Studies have identified abnormal characteristics of the gut microbiota in patients with active IBD, but whether the changes are causal or secondary to inflammation remains uncertain. We investigated dynamics of fecal microbiota in ulcerative colitis (UC) during remission by genomic technology.PATIENTS AND METHODS:Patients in clinical remission and on stable maintenance mesalazine therapy were recruited (N = 33). Fecal samples were collected at regular intervals over a period… CONTINUE READING