General Medicine

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A study to assess the potential of experimental laboratory assays to detect circulating infection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis

One of the potential causes of Crohn’s disease is thought to be an infection by a specific type of bacterium called Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis, also called MAP.

This study will aim to determine whether one or more experimental laboratory assays can detect the presence or absence of MAP circulating in the blood of Crohn’s patients. This study may help to determine if there is a causal relationship between Crohn’s disease and MAP.  This study is a collaboration with Queens University Belfast.