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Chance discovery links inflammatory bowel disease with common bacterial gut toxin

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Indigophoton, May 17, 2018.

  1. Indigophoton

    Indigophoton Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Another nail in the coffin of MUS-type designations...
    The article,https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-05-chance-discovery-links-inflammatory-bowel.amp
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    https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(18)30568-3

    Full paper here, http://sci-hub.tw/10.1016/j.cell.2018.04.037
     
  2. hixxy

    hixxy Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    I've never heard IBD (not IBS) linked to MUS?
     
  3. Arnie Pye

    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I wonder how many people with IBD are fobbed off with a diagnosis of IBS for years. I suspect a fairly large proportion of the people frequenting this forum have been diagnosed with IBS at one time or another, particularly if they are female with gynaecological problems. It's a diagnosis that doctors appear to love because it allows them to do absolutely nothing, and feel virtuous about it.
     
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    Forbin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This is probably a very big deal if it's been published in "Cell," one of top-ranked peer reviewed scientific journals.
    Makes me wonder what else bacterial toxins and their breakdown products are doing that we don't know about.
     

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