Antibiotic Use May Promote IBD Development by Disrupting Gut Immune Cells, Mouse Study Suggests

Antibiotic Use May Promote IBD Development by Disrupting Gut Immune Cells, Mouse Study Suggests
Antibiotics can disrupt immune cells residing in the gut, triggering the rise of pro-inflammatory cells and reducing healthy bacteria — two steps key in the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a study in mice shows. The study, “Antibiotics induce sustained dysregulation of intestinal T cell immunity by perturbing macrophage homeostasis,” was published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Antibiotics are routinely administered to both children and adults as a strategy to fight bacterial infections, but they are increasingly recognized as also having other effects. In fact, epi
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