IBD Severity and Fungi in Microbiome

Posted by: | September 3, 2019 | Comments

IBD Severity and Fungi in Microbiome

The microbiome includes not just bacteria, but also fungi, viruses and parasites. While most of the attention has been on bacterial components of the microbiome, new research links a commensal yeast found on human skin to disease severity in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Linking Common Fungi with IBD Severity

In a new paper published in Cell Host & Microbe, Limon et al. examined commensal fungi associated with both Crohn’s disease patients and healthy controls and identified a fungal agent more abundant in disease patients which might exacerbate inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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