Monday, January 28, 2013

Triggering Autoimmune Response through Intestinal Permeability

"We conclude that screening for enhanced intestinal permeability to macromolecules in patients with GI discomfort associated with the use of anesthetics and antibiotics may be performed by measuring circulating antibodies against tight junction proteins, LPS, and actomyosin. The consequence of enhanced intestinal permeability is increased immune reactivity to multiple dietary antigens resulting in antibody production against a variety of foods. If this condition is left undetected, the consequence of haptens binding to foods and human tissues, and the entry of these into circulation can trigger autoimmune response."

The Onset of Enhanced Intestinal Permeability and Food Sensitivity Triggered by Medication Used in Dental Procedures: A Case Report