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The Mucosal Metagenome of Ulcerative Colitis in Remission
||The Mucosal Transcriptome and Microbiome of Ulcerative Colitis in Remission
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
This study will examine the colonic microbes and genes in patients with active ulcerative colitis compared to patients with ulcerative colitis in remission.
1) History of ulcerative colitis
2) Age between 18-75
3) Planned for routine colonoscopy over next 6 months
2) Use of antibiotics in 3 months prior to study date
3) History of bowel surgery
The patient will be consented during their clinic visit. During their routine subsequent colonoscopy, 8 small colon biopsies will be performed in the right colon and the left colon each, in addition to their usual biopsies. No further lab studies or clinic visits are required as part of this study.