Etiology of Crohn's disease and camel milk treatment

Y. Shabo, R. Barzel, R. Yagil

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The etiology of Crohn's disease is presented with increasing evidence that a microbial infection is the basic cause of the disease. There is a striking resemblance between Crohn's disease in humans, assumed to be an autoimmune disease, and Johne's disease in cattle, the latter caused by an infection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). Camel milk has powerful bactericidal properties and can rehabilitate the immune system. It was observed that drinking non-pasteurised camel milk is beneficial to people with ail the variety of symptoms associated with an infection of the alimentary canal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-59
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Camel Practice and Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2008


  • Autoimmune disease
  • Camel milk
  • Crohn's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology


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