Dysbiosis in inflammatory bowel disease: a role for bacteriophages?

Abstract : Intestinal bacteria have been implicated in theinitiation and amplification of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The dysbiosis theory, reviewed by Tamboli et al (Gut 2004;53:1), is that an imbalance between putative ‘‘harmful'' versus ‘‘protective'' bacterial species may promote chronic intestinal inflammation.
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P. Lepage, J. Colombet, P. Marteau, Télesphore Sime-Ngando, J. Doré, et al.. Dysbiosis in inflammatory bowel disease: a role for bacteriophages?. Gut, BMJ Publishing Group, 2008, 57 (3), pp.424-5. ⟨10.1136/gut.2007.134668⟩. ⟨hal-00526557⟩

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