Yeasts: Neglected Pathogens

  title={Yeasts: Neglected Pathogens},
  author={Daniel Poulain and Boualem Sendid and Annie Standaert-Vitse and Chantal Fradin and Thierry Jouault and Samir Jawhara and J F Colombel},
  journal={Digestive Diseases},
  pages={104 - 110}
Background: Current research on Crohn’s disease (CD) concerns molecular events related to loss of tolerance to microbes that could trigger or maintain inflammation in genetically susceptible individuals. CD is also associated with antimicrobial antibodies, including the antibodies we described against yeast oligomannosides (ASCA). This prompted us to investigate a role for another yeast, Candida albicans, a very common commensal of the human digestive tract and an important opportunistic… 

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