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Antibody treatment proving effective against Crohn's disease

A small clinical trial has tested the effectiveness of an antibody injection in treating Crohn's disease. The antibodies act against interleukin-12 which causes inflammation. The trial results were promising with 75% showing a positive response and 50% having long-term remission. About 500,000 people in the US have Crohn's disease which has symptoms such as stomach pain, cramps, diarrhea and bleeding from the rectum.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Science Daily

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About: Antibody treatment proving effective against Crohn's disease

Date: 15 November 2004

Source: Science Daily

URL: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/11/041114234147.htm

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