Can parasitic worms treat inflammatory diseases?


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In 2010, a medical case report was published about a man with inflammatory bowel disease. The man had a serious case of a condition called ulcerative colitis, and was facing the prospect of having a section of his intestine completely removed. But remarkably, the man was able to cure himself and achieve almost complete remission – by infecting himself with parasitic worms. This month's episode is about new research which may shed light on how a parasite can end up curing disease, rather than causing it. Music: Ryan Cross – Inso Keinzweiter – Mircoobee Asthmatic Astronaut – Body Language Jahazzar – sketch (vlad) Asthmatic Astronaut – UP

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