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intestinal spirochetosis, human intestinal spirochetosis,
Colonization or invasion of the bowel epithelium by spirochetes, most often by species of Brachyspira. Colonization without invasion of the epithelium is not thought to cause symptoms such as abdominal cramping or diarrhea.
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