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Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease: is Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis the common villain?

Overview of attention for article published in Gut Pathogens, January 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#17 of 450)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)

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Title
Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease: is Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis the common villain?
Published in
Gut Pathogens, January 2010
DOI 10.1186/1757-4749-2-21
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ellen S Pierce

Abstract

Mycobacterium avium, subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) causes a chronic disease of the intestines in dairy cows and a wide range of other animals, including nonhuman primates, called Johne's ("Yo-knee's") disease. MAP has been consistently identified by a variety of techniques in humans with Crohn's disease. The research investigating the presence of MAP in patients with Crohn's disease has often identified MAP in the "negative" ulcerative colitis controls as well, suggesting that ulcerative colitis is also caused by MAP. Like other infectious diseases, dose, route of infection, age, sex and genes influence whether an individual infected with MAP develops ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. The apparently opposite role of smoking, increasing the risk of Crohn's disease while decreasing the risk of ulcerative colitis, is explained by a more careful review of the literature that reveals smoking causes an increase in both diseases but switches the phenotype from ulcerative colitis to Crohn's disease. MAP as the sole etiologic agent of both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease explains their common epidemiology, geographic distribution and familial and sporadic clusters, providing a unified hypothesis for the prevention and cure of the no longer "idiopathic" inflammatory bowel diseases.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 3%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Denmark 1 1%
Singapore 1 1%
Unknown 89 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 18%
Researcher 16 17%
Student > Master 12 13%
Student > Bachelor 9 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Other 22 23%
Unknown 13 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 21 22%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 7 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 4%
Other 16 17%
Unknown 18 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 26. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 September 2021.
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#1,031,233
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Outputs from Gut Pathogens
#17
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#9,265
of 232,405 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Gut Pathogens
#1
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