Fungi may impair wound healing in Crohn’s diseaseAt a Glance A fungus called Debaryomyces hansenii impaired gut wound healing in mice, and was also found in damaged gut tissue in people with Crohn’s disease. One major type of inflammatory bowel disease, called Crohn’s disease, can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract, though it most often affects the small intestine and colon. Scientists have been studying the relationship between the gut microbiome and inflammation in Crohn’s disease, with a goal of developing targeted treatments. Antibiotics are commonly given to people during a flare-up of Crohn’s disease to reduce complications that involve infection. However, it’s not known how its presence in the diet might affect people with Crohn’s disease.
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