JOHN G. MATEER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JAMES I. BALTZ, M.D.
There are several conceptions regarding the etiology of the condition variously designated as chronic irritable colon, neurogenic mucous colitis, chronic non-ulcerative colitis, or mucous colopathy. Barker1, Bockus2, Jordan3, Lichty4, and the writer5, have emphasized the importance of neurogenic factors in aggravating irritable colon symptoms, and the need for their control in any adequate program of therapy. Dorst and Morris6 have recently emphasized the theory that chronic irritable colon is probably an allergic state, due to absorption of the foreign protein of certain stool bacteria. Others have contended that this condition is essentially a chronic infection, involving the wall of the
MATEER JG, BALTZ JI. An Evaluation of Stool Vaccines in Chronic Irritable Colon Therapy12. Ann Intern Med. ;5:982–991. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-8-982
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(8):982-991.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Prevention/Screening, Vaccines/Immunization.
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