Correlation between Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis infection and colitis

Abdulhadi Suwandi
Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP) causes Johne’s disease (JD) a chronic inflammatory bowel disease in ruminants. An association between MAP and Crohn’s disease (CD) in humans has been postulated due to similar histopathological appearance of JD and CD. In the present work, we hypothesized that MAP might not be causative agent of CD but exacerbating an already existing disease. Secondly, due to long disease progression from sub-clinical phase to the clinical phase and ubiquitous exposure...
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