New genetic markers for ulcerative colitis identified

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   Posted 1/4/2009 5:50 PM (GMT -6)

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   Posted 1/4/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting. I am hoping that something will come about in the next bunch of years!!
Chuck - 28 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 08
Pentasa 500mg 2pills-4x daily
Prednisone 50mg 45mg 40mg day - Calicium + Vit D
Multivitamin, vitamin C, probiotics
"If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?"

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   Posted 1/5/2009 2:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Good! All I ever hear about is the markers for Crohn's! They've got a lot of work ahead of them though...genetics is a tricky business
20 year old college student diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 16
Remission since January/April 2006
400mg Asacol 2x, 10mg Elavil, 75mg Effexor XR for GAD

"If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude"
Maya Angelou

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   Posted 1/5/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting this! This article is quite timely and really made my day. Obviously could be a long way off for something, but even if it means our kids or kids kids don't get inflicted it would very beneficial. Go Univ of Pittsburgh!
Asacol - 12 per day
Prednisone - could be back up to 40 mg : (
Imuran - 100 mg
Omega 3 - 1 per day

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