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November 10th, 2013

Using Parasites to Treat IBD

By Brent Westra

Note: This post was originally published on Mayo Clinic's Advancing the Science blog on March 10, 2013

Edward Loftus Jr., M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care and evaluation of patients with IBD, discusses studies conducted by Joel Weinstock, M.D., that examined the usage of parasites to treat IBD.

While some of Dr. Weinstock's colleagues initially thought he was joking, the usage of pig whipworm eggs to treat IBD is now the subject of several upcoming clinical trials.

Tags: Clinical Trials, Edward Loftus, Joel Weinstock

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