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Chance discovery links inflammatory bowel disease with common bacterial gut toxin

Discussion in 'Other health news and research' 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
     
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  2. hixxy

    hixxy Senior 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.
     
  4. Forbin

    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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