Gut Microbiota: Defeating Intractable Diseases

Medical Frontiers

28m 00s
Broadcast on March 23, 2021 Available until March 23, 2022

Autoimmune diseases are intractable, but research is under way on treatments using gut bacteria. Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation in the intestinal mucosa and ulcers. A Japanese doctor treats patients by combining antibiotics with fecal transplants using stool from siblings, achieving outstanding results. A clinical trial using gut microbiota is also under way for multiple sclerosis, which affects the central nervous system. A patient who needed a cane prior to the trial can now jog.

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