I'm going to post this here as well. It was recently re-posted on the Crohnsinfection.org website:
Combining infiximab, anti-MAP and hyperbaric oxygen therapy for resistant fistulizing Crohn’s diseasewww.future-science.com/doi/pdf/10.4155/fso.15.77
"Nine consecutive patients with Crohn’s disease and fistulae were treated with a special combination of in ifximab, numerous hyperbaric oxygen sessions and combined antibiotics including rifabutin, clofazimine and clarithromycin as the base antibiotic combination – called anti-Mycobacterium avium ss paratuberculosis (MAP) therapy. At between 6 weeks and 6 months all fistulae healed – included rectovaginal – so that the skin was dry and there was no discharge and no need to wear a pad. Their Crohn’s symptoms of diarrhea, urgency and bleeding also resolved. Continuation with anti-MAP therapy alone maintained healing although one patient who ceased the anti-MAP therapy had a relapse."
I struggle with a complex fistula, though it remains inactive most of the time. I know many others have similar issues. What struck me is that this is 100% closure rate and only one-recuurance which was due to stopping of meds. It's pretty remarkable.