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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.
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About: Antibody treatment proving effective against Crohn's disease
Date: 15 November 2004
Source: Science Daily
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