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02-25-2006, 02:37 PM
Crohn's disease linked to weakened immunity

LONDON, Feb. 24 (UPI)

Researchers at the University College London suggests Crohn's disease is more likely to be due to a weakened immune system (http://www.sciencedaily.com/upi/index.php?feed=Science&article=UPI-1-20060224-14141600-bc-britain-crohns.xml#) -- not an not an overactive one.

Crohn's patients had been reported to benefit from a treatment that stimulate the production of white blood cells (http://www.sciencedaily.com/upi/index.php?feed=Science&article=UPI-1-20060224-14141600-bc-britain-crohns.xml#), which researchers say would make patients worse, rather than better, if the disease was an auto-immune one.

The study, published in the Lancet, also suggests the anti-impotence drug Viagra (http://www.sciencedaily.com/upi/index.php?feed=Science&article=UPI-1-20060224-14141600-bc-britain-crohns.xml#) may help to treat the intestinal disorder, reported the BBC Friday.

more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/upi/index.php?feed=Science&article=UPI-1-20060224-14141600-bc-britain-crohns.xml