Treatment Uses Parasitic Worms to Fight Crohn's Disease

According to a report by the Boston Globe, the eggs of parasitic worms found in pigs could be used to treat Crohn's disease, which is an autoimmune condition that disrupts the intestinal tract.


Parasitic Worms to Fight Crohn's Disease
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Coronado Biosciences is filing an investigational drug application with the FDA for CNDO-201, which contains 2,500 eggs from a parasite found in pigs. The treatment follows the logic of the hygiene hypothesis, which holds that as the cleanliness of society has improved, autoimmune diseases have increased.


Read the Boston Globe report on use of parasitic worms to fight Crohn's disease.


Source:
Beckers ASC Review
22 August 2011

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