Streptococcus bovisGroup Organisms and the Association with Colon Cancer: Pinning the Tail on the Donkey

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Among Streptococcus bovis-infected patients who underwent gastrointestinal evaluation, 60% had colorectal adenomas or carcinomas, which appeared to be more common than in the general population. Those infected with S. bovis biotype 1 (Streptococcus gallolyticus) were 7.3 times more likely to have colorectal adenomas or carcinomas than those infected with other S. bovis biotypes.

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