2001: Clinical remission of an HLA B27-positive sacroiliitis on vegan diet 
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 2001: Clinical remission of an HLA B27-positive sacroiliitis on vegan diet

1: Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2001 Aug;8(4):228-31.
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[Clinical remission of an HLA B27-positive sacroiliitis on vegan diet]

[Article in German]

Huber R, Herdrich A, Rostock M, Vogel T.

Ambulanz fur Naturheilverfahren und Umweltmedizin, Abteilung Innere
Medizin II, Universitatsklinik Freiburg.

BACKGROUND: Positive effects of fasting and vegan diet in patients with
rheumatic diseases are reported in the literature. MEDICAL HISTORY: We
present a 33-year-old patient with double-sided HLA B27-positive
sacroiliitis, which was diagnosed by magnetic resonance tomography.
Since about 10 years he therefore had pain in the iliosacral region.
Numerous sessions of physiotherapy, a cure treatment, and treatment
with sulfasalazine and doxycycline were not effective. The patient was
dependent on the daily intake of the nonsteroidal antirheumatics
meloxicam 2 x 7.5 mg and ibuprofen 400-800 mg and the analgetic
tramadol 50-150 mg, but evening and night pain and morning stiffness
persisted under this treatment. TREATMENT: We recommended a temporary
vegan diet, i.e. to completely avoid animal fats and proteins. COURSE:
3-4 days after changing on vegan diet the complaints improved
distinctly and persistently. After consumption of meat 6 weeks later,
complaints worsened. Consequent vegan diet again resulted in
significant improvement of the pain and morning stiffness. At follow-up
3 months after the initial contact, tramadol and ibuprofen intakes had
been stopped, meloxicam had been reduced to 1 x 7.5 mg. The patient was
almost completely free of complaints. CONCLUSIONS: It was demonstrated
that in a single case of sacroiliitis which was refractory to other
treatment, vegan diet resulted in a convincingly improvement of
complaints. Copyright 2001 S. Karger GmbH, Freiburg

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PMID: 11574747 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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