Alterations of food antigen-specific serum immunoglobulins G and E antibodies in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia.
, Li YQ
, Li WJ
, Guo YT
, Lu XF
, Li JM
, Desmond PV
Department of Gastroenterology, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, China.
Post-prandial worsening of symptoms as well as adverse reactions to one or more foods are common in the patients with functional gastrointestinal diseases, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional dyspepsia (FD). However, the role played by true food allergy in the pathogenesis of these diseases is still controversial and there are no well-established tests to identify food allergy in this condition.
PMID: 17517095 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]