Background: Novel analytical frameworks to assess ecology and predictive function of the microbiome are now available. Postsurgical recurrence of IBD and treatment-naïve pediatric IBD are key populations to elucidate microbiome changes associated with the development of IBD. Our aims were to assess the community structure of the mucosa-associated microbiota of 'de novo' intestinal inflammation post-pouch surgery as well as treatment-naïve pediatric IBD and pediatric controls and to perform functional prediction of altered metabolic pathways.
- Pouch Surgery
- Benzoate metabolism