About Crohn's disease
If you're one of the 500,000 Americans with Crohn's disease, you're probably already familiar with the pain, fatigue, fever, and other symptoms this disease can bring. Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease, which means it's a condition in which your body's immune system attacks its own cells.
Current treatments focus on suppressing flare-ups and preventing recurrences. But some of the treatment drugs are very strong and have significant side effects. Some people with severe cases even need surgery to remove diseased parts of their intestine.
The exact cause of Crohn's disease isn't clear, but some doctors think that as hygiene has improved over the past several decades, people may have lost the ability to fight off Crohn's disease and other autoimmune diseases.
A new treatment approach
Researchers are working to develop new treatments for Crohn's disease, and are looking for volunteers to participate in a research study. This study is evaluating an investigational biological study product that's a new approach to treating Crohn's disease.
If you've received medication or treatment for your Crohn's disease and found it didn't work well or that side effects were harsh, consider participating in this study. Qualified study participants may receive no-cost investigational study product and study-related care, with compensation for time and travel.
You'll receive either the investigational study product or a placebo at random, like flipping a coin. A placebo is a lookalike that resembles the study product but contains no active medicine.