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Protein Secreted by Parasitic Worms May Treat Crohn's and Colitis

Symptoms withdrew after introduction of more eggs

In the year 2005, Loke and his fellow colleagues found that the patient’s large intestine was filled with worms and his intestinal lining was filled with mucus. All in all, he seemed healthy and symptom-free. In the year 2008, the patient’s ulcerative colitis symptoms returned. The flare-up episode led to a decline in the quantity of worm eggs in the man’s stool, falling from 15,000 eggs per gram to 7,000 eggs per gram. After being given an additional 2,000 whipworm eggs, his symptoms withdrew.