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Can whipworms treat ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Ongoing research

There is a lot of promising data that looks at whip worms but also other living organisms like bacteria in making a difference in ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease.
The data are still preliminary in my mind and are not ready for prime time, mostly because we do not fully understand the biology behind why they help people.

In brief: Ongoing research

There is a lot of promising data that looks at whip worms but also other living organisms like bacteria in making a difference in ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease.
The data are still preliminary in my mind and are not ready for prime time, mostly because we do not fully understand the biology behind why they help people.
Dr. Jonah Essers
Dr. Jonah Essers
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Ulcerative colitis

Whipworms have been suggested as a potential treatment.
See www.Scientificamerican.Com/article.Cfm?Id=helminthic-therapy-mucus.

In brief: Ulcerative colitis

Whipworms have been suggested as a potential treatment.
See www.Scientificamerican.Com/article.Cfm?Id=helminthic-therapy-mucus.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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