Journal article

The gut microbiota and gut disease

Sasha R Fehily, Chamara Basnayake, Emily K Wright, Michael A Kamm

INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

The gut microbiota has a key role in the maintenance of good health, and in the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal diseases. These conditions include the inflammatory bowel diseases, colorectal cancer, coeliac disease and metabolic liver disease. Although the nature of the microbial disturbance in these conditions has not been fully characterised, this has not prevented the development of microbially based therapies. Microbial-changing therapies may address newly recognised pathophysiological contributors of disease and have the potential to replace or supplement standard therapies. Antibiotics play a role in initial Clostridiodes difficile disease and some specific inflammatory disorders. Pro..

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