TITLE

Dysbiosis in inflammatory bowel disease

AUTHOR(S)
Tamboli C P; Neut C; Desreumaux P; Colombel J F
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Jan2004, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abundant data have incriminated intestinal bacteria in the initiation and amplification stages of inflammatory bowel diseases. However, the precise role of intestinal bacteria remains elusive. One theory has suggested a breakdown in the balance between putative species of "protective" versus "harmful" intestinal bacteria--this concept has been termed "dysbiosis". Arguments in support of this concept are discussed.
ACCESSION #
12136728

 

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