TITLE

Rifaximin and Crohn's disease: a new solution to an old problem?

AUTHOR(S)
Day, A. S.; Gearry, R. B.
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Digestive Diseases & Sciences;Apr2010, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p877
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
commentary
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's comments on a study published in the current issue, which explores the outcomes of the use of rifaximin, a non-absorbable antibiotic, in Crohn's disease (CD). 68 adults with active CD were treated with rifaximin for a median of 16.6 weeks, after which two-thirds entered remission. An explanation of the interactions between intestinal flora and the host in CD is included.
ACCESSION #
48600604

 

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