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Does Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis cause Crohn’s disease?
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    Mycobacteria avium paratuberculosis: a major cause of Crohn's disease

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to respond to the commentary written by Dr. R. Balfour Sartor entitled, "Does Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis cause Crohn's disease?” The answer to this rhetorical question is yes, and I would like to explain why we now have sufficient information to conclude that Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (Map) is a major cause of Crohn's disease.

    First, I will address...

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    Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP): cause of Crohn's Disease (CD) vs. contribution to pathog

    Dear Editor,

    The preoccupation with the question of whether or not MAP is the cause of CD has split the gastroenterological world into ‘believers’ and ‘non believers’ with much fervour and polarity such that a likely middle- ground could be neglected. The current argument is simplistic and fails to consider the complexity of the many environmental and genetically determined defects of immune regulation and barrier...

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