That's great! I hope it works. Is MAP only in Crohns or does it infect UC too?
“Will the Vaccine help Ulcerative Colitis?
‘Pure’ Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a different disease to Crohn’s, even though many of the symptoms are similar. It is not caused by MAP but is thought to be an auto-immune disease, the trigger for which is still unknown. Crohn’s Disease is caused by MAP infection in a genetically susceptible individual. The latest diagnostic techniques detect MAP in approaching 100% of Crohn’s patients.
You can, however, get MAP superinfection in someone with UC, making the UC worse. It is also well-known that diagnostic uncertainty is a big problem in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)… so in someone mistakenly diagnosed with UC when it is actually Crohn’s disease, MAP will be the cause.
If you have UC, there are 3 ways in which the Vaccine could help:
It is pure UC. Anti-MAP vaccination would protect against secondary MAP infection.
It is UC but superimposed MAP infection is making it worse. Anti-MAP vaccination should improve symptoms.
It looks like UC but it is actually Crohn’s. The vaccine is designed to fix it…and if it works in humans as it does in cattle, it should do so.
The new MAP test currently being validated is a simple, smart test which can be done on blood samples or routine gut biopsies. It is highly accurate and quantitative and will help to dispel this kind of diagnostic uncertainty in IBD.”https://crohnsmapvaccine.com/faq/