Review article: mechanisms of initiation and perpetuation of gut inflammation by stress.

@article{Hart2002ReviewAM,
  title={Review article: mechanisms of initiation and perpetuation of gut inflammation by stress.},
  author={Ailsa L. Hart and Michael A Kamm},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2002},
  volume={16 12},
  pages={
          2017-28
        }
}
Inflammatory bowel disease involves an interaction between genetic susceptibility, a host mucosal immune response and the enteric flora. However, the relapsing and remitting course underlines the importance of other modifiers, such as psychological stress. Doctors and patients share the view that stress plays a role in the initiation and perpetuation of disease. Levels of chronic perceived stress have been shown to correlate with symptom relapse and mucosal appearance, and stress management… CONTINUE READING
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