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IBS-D shows unique immune cell exhaustion vs. other subtypes

June 26, 2017

Patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome appear to share a similar “exhaustion” in their T-cells during a symptom flare, differentiating them from other IBS subtypes, according to a letter published in Gut.

“For the first time, we’ve discovered that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome associated with diarrhea, their T-cells seem to be ‘out of puff’ or run down,” Patrick A. Hughes, PhD, of Adelaide Medical School and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, said in a press release. “These normally active immune cells are less responsive to stimulation, secreting fewer mediators and dividing less. This type of response is often observed in chronic infections.”

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IBS-D shows unique immune cell exhaustion vs. other subtypes

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Patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome appear to share a similar “exhaustion” in their T-cells during a symptom…

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The European Medicines Agency has recommended the approval of the Imraldi, making it the third anti-TNF biosimilar candidate to receive a positive…

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Two studies on Clostridium difficile differ greatly on whether acute-care facilities or long-term care facilities have higher rates of the…

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