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   Posted 11/3/2007 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Here is a great article just published recently on CD:  A short read but worth it.
And here is Judy's opinion which I think I have to agree with as well:
judyk89 said...
So in my humble opinion, they're repeating what they've been saying for a long, long time.  They've just found some new genes associated with the disease, but are still not sure how they tie in to any of it, and our disease could be bacterial, genetic, and/or autoimmune.

Research is continuing...  someday, maybe others won't have to go thru the pain that we did.



Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 385
   Posted 11/3/2007 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
That's my take on it too. I think it's more autoimmune than anything else; that's why a lot of the MS drugs are used for Crohn's. I hope and pray that they'll find something that really works befoe our son ends up needing surgery because of it.
Breast Cancer at 36. Diagnosed in 2000. Bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
Total colectomy in September 2007 for colonic inertia.
Son diagnosed with Crohn's and UC at 17 (now 20). Taking Asacol and 6MP with Prednisone and Rowasa added during flareups.
Husband HLA B27 postive with ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.

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