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Characteristics of <i>Lawsonia intracellularis</i> pathogenesis: recent research and potential benefits

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Lawsonia intracellularis is defined clearly as the causative agent of proliferative enteropathies (PE). Disease continues to present significant problems worldwide. This bacterium has developed what appears to be a unique relationship with animal hosts and studies have focussed on molecular characterisation of L. intracellularis and examination of the host-pathogen relationship at cellular and molecular levels. The following is a brief review of work which has been conducted over the past 3 years together with an appraisal of possible benefits to the pig industry.

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