We recently reported that the molecular analysis of the stool samples taken from those patients who need more frequent injections differed from those who manage perfectly well on one injection every three months. We also stated that the bacteria analysis was due any day.
Last week we received the full report from the laboratory who carried out the analysis of the bacteria of the samples to determine whether there was a similar difference between patients who need more frequent injections than others.
Well, the report stated quite categorically that there was a difference in the group who need more frequent treatment than the other two groups that were analysed. This now means that the foundations are laid for further, more intensive research into why patients require a treatment regimen based on their individual needs.
A meeting of the researchers and representatives of the society will take place in the next few weeks.
Many thanks to all who provided samples and for being so patient while waiting for this first phase to take place!