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Can salmonella act as a biomarker of cancer? What are the genes responsible for its pathogenesis?

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Dr. Lee Pederson
26 years experience in General Surgery
No: Salmonella is an infection, not related to developing cancer. Some viruses are known to have these associations, epstein barr causes mononucleosis in younger people, and can be associated with developing lymphoma later in life. Usually salmonella is associated with eating contaminated food-usually raw or undercooked meat.
Answered on Jul 2, 2013
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