Treatment for Crohn’s disease shows promising results at Montreal hospital

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Janchou said that since starting his patients on the antibody treatment, instances of relapse dropped from 70 per cent to 50.


(Matt Gilmour/ Daniel J. Rowe/ CTV News) — Doctors at Montreal’s Ste-Justine Hospital say they have a treatment for Crohn’s Disease that helps keep children out of hospital and improves their long-term health.

Ten-year-old Mikael Carpentier was diagnosed four years ago with the inflammatory bowel disease, which can lead to serious complications if it’s not treated.

“Before, I was always sick, I was really tired,” he said.

Another side effect of Crohn’s is malnutrition, which was affecting Carpentier’s growth. (…)

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