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Photoimmune Therapy: Possible Treatment for Refractory Crohn’s Disease?

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Photoimmune Therapy: Possible Treatment for Refractory Crohn’s Disease?
Photoimmune Therapy: Possible Treatment for Refractory Crohn’s Disease?
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Christopher Kong
Christopher Kong, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
British Society of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting. Birmingham, March 20-23, 2006
A combination of a drug and an photophoresis machine has been used in an attempt to inactivate white cells among patients with Crohn’s disease. The experimental treatment uses the combined action of methoxypsoralen and ultra-violet light to produce a biological effect which could benefit patients whose Crohn’s disease is refractory to other forms of treatment. At the British Society of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting held in Birmingham Christopher Kong presented early data from a group of five patients receiving what is called photoimmune therapy.
[audio:https://www.audiomedica.com/podcasting/gastroenterology/christopher_kong.mp3]

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