2017 MAP Conference: Is MAP the Trigger in the Crohn’s Spectrum?
by Dr. Harry Oken
Dr. Oken is an Internal Medicine practitioner and a professor at the University of Maryland. Here, he presents one of his most challenging cases which had some of the hallmarks of Crohn’s disease, and was eventually resolved by a regimen of 5 antibiotics. The patient tested positive for MAP, and Dr. Oken hypothesizes that the MAP infection damaged the nerves in the ileum, leading to disease. This report suggests that MAP may be able to cause a variety of chronic illnesses apart from Crohn’s disease.