Crohn's disease: Preserving inflammation-free phases
Early detection of Crohn's disease flare-ups leads to improved therapy options
Source: Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Summary: Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the intestine that, in most cases, relapses episodically. As of now, there is no cure for this disease. A research group has discovered a marker at a microscopic level, which can be used to identify patients that show a high probability of suffering from an inflammation recurrence in the immediate future. With this insight, therapeutic counter-measures may be employed at an earlier stage.