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IBS and Hypersensitivity

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 31, 2016 5:00:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim & Winter Ninivaggi

IBS & Dietary Hypersensitivity

The relationship between IBS and hypersensitivity, see what you know!

 

1. True or False. Type 4 hypersensitivity reactions to food can mimic irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

A. True
B. False

2. Which of the following statements is/are TRUE regarding IBS and type 4 hypersensitivity?

A. IBS is typically management-responsive
B. Conventional diagnostic methods usually correctly identify IBS
C. Delayed allergic reaction is a feature of type 4 hypersensitivity
D. A and B
E. All of the above

3. True or False. IBS has no connection to type 1 hypersensitivity.

A. True
B. False

4. According to study findings, approximately _____ of patients with IBS symptoms react to at least one food allergen.

A. 45%
B. 60%
C. 85%

5. True or False. Implementing the low-FODMAP diet requires little adjustment by patients in the classes of foods consumed.

A. True
B. False

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Answer Key:

1. A. True - According to study findings cited online in GI & Hepatology News, food-related type 4 hypersensitivity reactions may produce symptoms resembling IBS, or be involved in IBS pathogenesis.

2. C. Delayed allergic reaction is a feature of type 4 hypersensitivity- Type 4 hypersensitivity involves delayed allergic reaction, and IBS usually escapes diagnosis by conventional methods and is treatment-resistant, according to information cited online in GI & Hepatology News.

3. A. True - Connections between IBS and type 1 hypersensitivity have been refuted by study findings, according to information cited online in GI & Hepatology News.

4. B. 60% - According to study findings cited online in GI & Hepatology News, approximately 60% of patients with IBS symptoms react to at least one food allergen.

5. B. False - According to information cited in an article published online in GI & Hepatology News, the low-FODMAP diet may be difficult to implement due to its requirement that patients cease consuming items from several food classes.

 

 

Topics: Gut Repair

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