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@kiny Do you think the ones that are able to manage their Crohn's purely with EEN or diet belong to the subgroup that is immune-deficient infectious-CD (IDICD)? The accidental discovery of the two subgroups using organoids is fascinating.


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The people who seem to respond best to EN are those with classic crohn's disease.
-age of onset around puberty when peyer's patch activity is highest
-ileal enteritis with minor or no colon involvement
-often presents with granuloma at some point in the disease history
-often primary immunodefficiency in NOD2 and ATG16L1 (are sometimes diagnosed with primary immunodefficiency diseases like chronic granulomatous disease)
-often positive for ASCA test
-sometimes positive for anti-OmpC
-sometimes penetrating disease

This group also responds very well to anti-TNF, which can be combined with EN.

It is also in this group that AIEC are found that invade M cells like salmonella.

The moment the colon is involved, everything seems to change. I don't think people with colonic involvement and no ileal inflammaton, so-called crohn's colitis, have the same disease.
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