TITLE

Food allergy in irritable bowel syndrome: new facts and old fallacies

AUTHOR(S)
Isolauri, E.; Rautava, S.; Kalliomäki, M.
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Oct2004, Vol. 53 Issue 10, p1391
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on food allergy caused in irritable bowel syndrome. The notion of food allergy in irritable bowel syndrome resurfaces in scientific thinking. Determination of serum immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies against foods was used to guide the construction of elimination diets. The presence of specific IgG class antibodies is often accepted as uncommitted or protective "altered reactivity", unlike those of the IgE class. Detection of antigen specific IgE is invariably taken as an attribute of causality, a condition called "IgE mediated disease" and, more specifically, "allergy." The dilemma of the mucosal surface of the intestine is to fend off the constant challenge from antigens, such as microorganisms, in mounting a brisk response to pathogens, and to enable assimilation of innocuous antigens derived from food.
ACCESSION #
14674376

 

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