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A search for persistent virus infection in Crohn's disease.
  1. R J Phillpotts,
  2. J Hermon-Taylor,
  3. N M Teich,
  4. B N Brooke

    Abstract

    Cell cultures derived from Crohn's disease and control tissues were subjected to a series of tests designed to detect persistent, non-cytocidal virus infection. No evidence for any such infection was found, and it is concluded that persistent viral infection of gut tissues is unlikely to play a significant role in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease.

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