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Local immune response to food antigens drives meal-induced abdominal pain


Up to 20% of people worldwide develop gastrointestinal symptoms following a meal. In this month's issue of Nature, authors identify and characterize a peripheral IgE- and mast-cell-dependent mechanism that underlies food-induced abdominal pain, thereby creating new possibilities for the treatment of IBS and related abdominal pain disorders.

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  • Allergy & Asthma
  • Gastrointestinal System