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

Day, A. S.; Gearry, R. B.
April 2010
Digestive Diseases & Sciences;Apr2010, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p877
Academic Journal
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.


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