April 15th, 2010

Better Treatment Found for Crohn’s Disease

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Combination therapy with two drugs that control an unruly immune system provided the best relief yet seen for Crohn's disease, a condition in which the body mistakenly attacks its own intestinal tissue.

 

The new finding promises to change current treatment of Crohn's disease, said study leader Dr. William J. Sandborn, vice chair of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The results were reported in the April 15 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

 

HealthDay, by Ed Edelson, 4/14/2010

 

Additional coverage: Medscape Today, US News & World Report, Physorg.com

Tags: Crohn's Disease, Dr. William J. Sandborn, GI

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