Crohn's disease

Probiotics Against Biofilms of Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes the inflammation of the digestive system including the stomach and intestines. This disease is very crucial and dangerous that it affects large tissues of the digestive system and can go deeper towards the bowel tissues. It is very dangerous and has no treatment by far.

However, a recent study conducted by a team of scientists were able to develop a probiotic treatment that can destroy biofilms of Crohn’s disease. Probiotics are treatments that affect the population of bacteria in the digestive tract to help restore the normal functions of the organ. As dangerous as these treatments are, the new study has developed a mixture of probiotics that can be used to prevent any further symptoms from biofilms of Crohn’s disease.

The study was published in the journal of The American Society for Microbiology’s and was led by conducted by a team of scientists from the Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals (UH) Cleveland Medical Center.

The study was led by PhD holder Mahmoud A. Ghannoum who is a professor and director of the Center for Medical Mycology at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and UH. He commented on his results saying, “A probiotic can prevent and treat biofilms that are found in the gut. This is a big issue since gut biofilm correlates with Crohn’s disease and colorectal cancer.”

The results are in the process of being accepted as a patent and will be released soon to the community.