J Neurogastroenterol Motil.  2010 Jan;16(1):30-34.

Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome, an Inflammation-Immunological Model with Relevance for Other IBS and Functional Dyspepsia

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  • 1Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore. slbclinic@gmail.com

Abstract

This review presents studies that support an inflammation-immunological model for the pathogenesis of post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and highlights recent studies that support a similar disease model in non-post-infectious IBS, in particular, diarrhoea-predominant IBS, as well as in post-infectious functional dyspepsia. These recent studies are highlighted to demonstrate that one line of research in functional gastrointestinal disorders has moved away from the old psychosomatic concepts. It is hoped that this will encourage future students of this field to explore the role of immunological events.

Keyword

Irritable bowel; Functional dyspepsia; Infection; Inflammation; Immunology
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