NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A rumen related to dandruff can be a critical factor in Crohn's chronic gastrointestinal disease, according to a new study.
Malassial fungi found in oily skin and scalp are associated with skin conditions, including scalp.
The researchers found that fungi, usually found in human hair follicles, are also found in the large intestine.
These fungi are not harmful to most of us, but it seems that some people, who have a specific genetic composition, increase intestinal disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
"We were surprised that these fungi were more common on intestinal surfaces in patients with Crohn's disease than healthy individuals," said Dr. David Underhill, co-author of the study at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, The presence of Malaysia has been associated with a common change in a gene known to be important for fungal immunity. "
The IBD is characterized by changes in the immune response of the intestinal microbial.
While most of the studies on microbial concentration on bacteria, Dr. Underhill's team is studying the presence of fungi and its potential role in intestinal disease.
Changes in intestinal fungi, such as M. restriction, may be a factor in exacerbating the symptoms that contribute to the disease in some patients with Crohn's disease, said Dr. Jose Limon, a member of the study group.
"M. restrictiona" was high in Crohn's patients with genetic diversity known as IBD CARD9, according to the results published in the journal Cell Host and Microbe.