Journal article

When Eating Becomes a Pain in the Gut

Taylor Adair, Gabrielle T Belz

TRENDS IN IMMUNOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

Irritable bowel syndrome often appears following gastrointestinal infection and is marked by diarrhea, dysbiosis, fever, and intestinal pain following eating. A recent study by Aguilera-Lizarraga et al. now demonstrates that a breakdown in intestinal immunotolerance sparks an inflammatory response to typically tolerated food antigens and causes visceral pain.

University of Melbourne Researchers