Imbalance in gut bacteria may play role in Crohn's disease

By Ashley Yeager, 15:41 PM March 12, 2014

Identifying the onset of Crohn’s disease may be best done by looking at bacteria in the cellular linings of intestinal tissue.

Researchers tested intestinal tissue samples from 447 newly affected and 221 nonaffected people and found that having more Enterobacteriaceae, Pasteurellacaea, Veillonellaceae and Fusobacteriaceae and fewer Erysipelotrichales, Bacteroidales and Clostridiales bacteria was associated with inflammation levels. Stool samples did not provide as clear of a diagnosis, and ant...

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