Imbalanced shift of cytokine expression between T helper 1 and T helper 2 (Th1/Th2) in intestinal mucosa of patients with post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome

@inproceedings{Chen2012ImbalancedSO,
  title={Imbalanced shift of cytokine expression between T helper 1 and T helper 2 (Th1/Th2) in intestinal mucosa of patients with post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome},
  author={J Xiping Chen and Yangde Zhang and Zhansheng Deng},
  booktitle={BMC gastroenterology},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional bowel disorder. The post-infectious IBS (PI-IBS) occurs in IBS patients with a history of intestinal infection preceding the onset of symptoms. However, the underlying cause of PI-IBS is not fully understood, and the purpose of this study was to investigate the immune regulatory mechanism of PI-IBS. METHODS Participants enrolled in this study were divided into three groups including PI-IBS patients (n = 20), IBS patients without… CONTINUE READING
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