Mast cells count and serum cytokine levels in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Goral2010MastCC,
  title={Mast cells count and serum cytokine levels in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Vedat Goral and Mehmet Kuçukoner and Huseyin Buyukbayram},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2010},
  volume={57 101},
  pages={751-4}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder. Psychological factors and subtle histopathological changes have been implicated in IBS. In some studies, mast cell infiltration has been determined in colon mucosa of the patients with IBS. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between mast cell counts and cytokine levels and IBS. METHODOLOGY 72 consecutive IBS patients fulfilling the Rome III criteria and 50 asymptomatic healthy… CONTINUE READING

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