There are many factors contributing to the development of gastrointestinal diseases, grouped into genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. In recent years attention has fallen on pathogens; in particular, Bacteroides fragilis, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Helicobacter pylori have been studied. Several points remain to be clarified, and above all, as regards the adherent-invasive E. coli strains of E. coli, one wonders if they are a cause or a consequence of the disease. In this review, we have tried to clarify some points by examining a series of recent publications regarding the involvement of the bacterium in the pathology, even if other studies are necessary.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcp.29430|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000505293000001|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-85077866028|
|Titolo:||Adherent-invasive Escherichia coli (AIEC): Cause or consequence of inflammation, dysbiosis, and rupture of cellular joints in patients with IBD?|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|