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Hemorrhagic Brain Disease Patients Exhibit Distinct Gut Microbiomes

A new study led by scientists at University of Chicago Medicine shows that people with a rare genetic disease that causes bleeding in the brain have gut microbiomes distinct from those without the disease. Moreover, it is the molecules produced by this bacterial imbalance that cause lesions to form in the brains of these patients.

The results reportedly are the first in any human neurovascular disease. They have implications both for treating the disease and in examining other neurovascular diseases that could be affected by a person’s gut microbiome.

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