Treating irritable bowel syndrome with a food elimination diet followed by food challenge and probiotics

  title={Treating irritable bowel syndrome with a food elimination diet followed by food challenge and probiotics},
  author={Jeanne A Drisko and Bette Bischoff and Matt Hall and Richard W. McCallum},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
Objective: In Irritable Bowel Syndrome, the gut-associated immune system may be up-regulated resulting in immune complex production, low-grade inflammation, loss of Class I bacteria, and translocation of inflammatory mediators and macromolecules outside of the GI lumen. Since food intolerance may be one of the reasons for this upregulation, our goal was to investigate the role of food intolerance in IBS patients. Methods: In this open label pilot study, we enrolled 20 patients with IBS by Rome… 

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