Ulcerative Colitis (also known as UC) is a type of a bowel disease than can cause inflammation, which is swelling, redness, and pain in tissues, in the large intestine. People with ulcerative colitis can have diarrhea, bloody stool, and abdominal pain. These symptoms can get better with certain medicines, but some people with UC do not improve and continue to have symptoms.
Studies have shown that ingesting Trichuris suis Ova (TSO), purified eggs from an intestinal parasite that infects pigs, can be safe and effective in treating some people with UC. TSO is currently an investigational (“experimental”) therapeutic option and is not currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in UC.
We are interested in understanding the reasons why some people with UC might improve with ingestion of TSO.