I found the article amazing, I wish I had my GI's email address so I could send the link to him. I am confused about a few things after reading the article. It sounds as though Remicade/Humira should work for most patients, but they don't always. Also, how in the world did those baby mice get the disease? I would think if it was "contagious," then a lot more people would have UC. And, why did the babies get it, what about the mates and other adult mice?? Developing immune systems?? Maybe it is only transmitted to baby animals? Someone on the forum has a cat with colitis... I am so glad to hear of this research, it is fascinating. Poor mice having bloody D and all the other things we go through. I hope that if there is reincarnation I don't come back as a lab rat!
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15,
Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil, Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08, Humira started 4/4/08