Mycobacterium paratuberculosis and Crohns disease

Because the pathological changes that occur in the small intestines of people with Crohn's disease are similar to those observed in cattle suffering from Johne's disease, it has been postulated that MAP is the aetiological agent responsible for Crohn's disease (Chiodini and Rossiter, 1996 Hermon-Taylor et al., 2000). Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of humans that most commonly affects the distal ileum and colon. However, it can occur in any part of the gastrointestinal tract....

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