Study: Whipworm therapy for Crohn's safe, well-tolerated

07/12/2013 | Healio

A double-blind multicenter study of 36 patients with Crohn's disease found one oral dose of up to 7,500 embryonated porcine whipworm eggs was safe and well-tolerated, paving the way for further efficacy testing in inflammatory bowel disease. "There is now great interest in ways that the fecal microbiome might be manipulated to treat IBD," said researcher Dr. William Sandborn, chief of gastroenterology and director of the IBD Center at University of California, San Diego.

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