CMV infection in inflammatory bowel disease

Study code

Lead researcher
Prof. Holm Uhlig

Study type
Samples and data

Institution or company
University of Oxford

Researcher type

Speciality area
Gastroenterology, Infection


Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection has a massive – but subclinical - impact on host immunity, Despite its long association with the gut, however, little is known about its impact in the steady state and interaction with genetic risk factors.

We aim to replicate and confirm findings that CMV infection is associated with the development of ulcerated colitis (UC) and to define the relationship to known UC genetic risk factors.

Organisation: This study was organised by Professor of Paediatric Gastrolenterology Holm Uhlig and the University of Oxford.

Participation: 2204 volunteers contributed samples and data to this study in 2018.