Crohn’s disease bacterial profile revealed

Article From Scientific American:

The largest study of its kind has revealed for the first time the specific gut bacteria involved in Crohn’s disease, which afflicts an estimated 700,000 Americans with chronic, painful diarrhea and bleeding, among other unpleasant symptoms. With a better understanding of how the microbial ecosystem changes in children who suffer from the disease, researchers have gained clues that could someday lead to better diagnosis and treatment.

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1 Response to “Crohn’s disease bacterial profile revealed”


  1. 1 Judy Morgan March 22, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    This makes me feel more confident in my decision to move ahead full steam with my naturopath in my Crohn’s care. My dr just kind of rolls his eyes when I mention probiotics and leaky gut. I’ve been on prednisone, sulfasalazine, pentasa, entocort, and apriso. They either made it worse or did nothing to help. I bet the sulfa really messed with my gut bacteria. hopefully this will spur a change in the way Western medicine approaches not only IBD’s, but illness in general, as I believe the total balance of our microbiome is essential to our overall wellness.


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