Posted by Neill Abayon
Researchers have discovered that a cohort of children with Crohn's
disease also have a virus in their intestines, known as enterovirus.
This is the first time that a link has been discovered between the inflammatory bowel disease and enteroviruses, which are a genus of positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses.
The finding was published in the international journal Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology.
One of the authors of the study, Alkwin Wanders, at Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital, believes that the results could help better understand the root causes of Crohn's disease.