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Low-grade inflammation plays a pivotal role in gastrointestinal dysfunction in irritable bowel syndrome

By Hirotada Akiho, Eikichi Ihara and Kazuhiko Nakamura

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The pathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is considered to be multifactorial and includes psychosocial factors, visceral hypersensitivity, infection, microbiota and immune activation. It is becoming increasingly clear that low-grade inflammation is present in IBS patients and a number of biomarkers have emerged. This review describes the evidence for low-grade inflammation in IBS and explores its mechanism with particular focus on gastrointestinal motor dysfunction. Understanding of the immunological basis of the altered gastrointestinal motor function in IBS may lead to new therapeutic strategies for IBS

Topics: Review
Publisher: Baishideng Publishing Group Co., Limited
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3097950
Provided by: PubMed Central
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