- Fecal Incontinence
|When Eating Becomes a Pain in the Gut
Trends Immunol. 2021 Apr;42(4):273-275. doi: 10.1016/j.it.2021.02.008. Epub 2021 Mar 2.
Taylor Adair 1, Gabrielle T Belz 2
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.