Interesting research on MAP and its possible link to Crohn's

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   Posted 2/22/2008 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
FYI: Found these interesting articles on MAP and its link to Crohn's
47 years old
Dx 3/07 Moderate Crohn's in terminal ileum-Probably had it for years earlier
Rx Prednisone initially for 8 weeks-40mg/day then tapered down to 0
    Currently on Pentasa-2000mg/day

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   Posted 2/22/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Clavman, thanks for posting those--I hadn't seen them!

Interesting that the first article mentions the connection to ASCA. I just posted under the probiotics thread some information I was reading about the ASCA connection to CD.
Mother to 15 year old boy diagnosed in June, 2007.
Currently taking Asacol, omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, iron, vit. C, calcium w/D3 and a good multivitamin.
Started The Maker's Diet in early September.

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   Posted 2/22/2008 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the links. I had read an article similar to this but it was from 1999-2000, I believe. This info definately makes you wonder. The article I read stated they did a study on a group of moderate to severe crohn's patients. 92% of them had the same MAP bacteria in thier system as cattle infected with jones disease. They used a MAP bacterium drug therapy and 80% of them showed improvement. It also said, they proved that a percent of MAP could live through the pasterization process but the study was overlooked. As it is considered a bacteria of animals and not of humans. I will try to find that article.
Mother to 15 yr old daughter diagnosed w/CD 9/07.  Had col & endo in 9/07, small bowel follow through 11/07, surgery for abcesses 11/07.  Curently taking multi-vit, iron for anemia, bentyl prn, prilosec 20mg-x2, pentasa  500mg-x5, entocort-x3, 6 mp 50mg-x3.....still not doing well.

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   Posted 2/22/2008 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Here's a new interview with Prof Hermon-Taylor answering many common questions about MAP and Crohn's.

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   Posted 2/22/2008 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
MAP is also found in soil and water.


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