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ABSTRACT

J Clin Microbiol 2001 Dec;39(12):4514-7

Identification of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in biopsy specimens from patients with Crohn's disease identified by in situ hybridization

Sechi LA, Mura M, Tanda F, Lissia A, Solinas A, Fadda G, Zanetti S, Manuela M, Francesco T, Amelia L, Antonello S, Giovanni F, Stefania Z
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Sezione di Microbiologia Sperimentale e Clinica, Universita degli studi di Sassari, 07100 Sassari, Italy.
sechila at ssmain.uniss.it

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract of unknown etiology. We report on the presence of cell wall-deficient Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in 35 of 48 paraffin-embedded tissue specimens from 33 patients with Crohn's disease by in situ hybridization with IS900 as a probe.


PARA's SUMMARY

THE PRESENCE OF CELL-WALL DEFICIENT MAP IS DEMONSTRATED IN OVER 70% of CROHN'S INTESTINAL SAMPLES TESTED.


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