INFLIXIMAB: is a monoclonal antibody against tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) used to treat autoimmune diseases. Infliximab was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of psoriasis, Crohn's disease, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis. Infliximab won its initial approval by the FDA for the treatment of Crohn's disease in August 1998.
Pig parasite may help treat autoimmune disorders -- (Reuters) - If you had a chronic and potentially debilitating condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or Crohn's disease, and swallowing the eggs of a pig parasite could help, would you do it? The team at Coronado Biosciences Inc is betting you would.
Autoimmunity is an etiology: it is a cause of disease. Anatomically, autoimmune disease is very diverse; and thats why we see specialists in so many areas of medicine studying autoimmunity. But the common etiology for all of these disease--for Crohns disease of the gut; for lupus of the skin; for rheumatoid arthritis of the joint--the common etiology that brings together all of these diseases is autoimmunity.