Probiotic helminth administration in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: a phase 1 study

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Any one up for taking a dose of whipworm (Trichuris suis)? It is safe and my yet prove to be effective in ongoing phase 2, and, hopefully, phase 3 studies.

“You have to remember that man evolved in close association with many parasites. The mutual relationship we developed with them in terms of their effects on the maturation and function of of our immune systems cannot be ignored. The science supporting probiotic therapies is very compelling.”

Fleming et al. Mult Scler. 2011 Mar 3. [Epub ahead of print]

A close-up view of whipworm or Trichuris suis

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Prof G

Professor of Neurology, Barts & The London. MS & Preventive Neurology thinker, blogger, runner, vegetable gardener, husband, father, cook and wine & food lover.

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  • There's a problem in the link above. It goes to Prof Baker's article on animal models instead of something on helminthic stuff

  • The link is now fixed.

    Fleming et al. Probiotic helminth administration in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: a phase 1 study. Mult Scler. 2011 Jun;17(6):743-54. Epub 2011 Mar 3.

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