Atopic disease linked with increased risk for IBD

Individuals with atopic diseases such as asthma and atopic dermatitis appeared to be at higher risk for developing inflammatory bowel disease, according to study results.“Previous genome-wide studies have shown that atopic diseases and IBD share several susceptibility genes, which are important for adaptive immune regulation and tissue response, implicating a common inflammatory cascade among the diseases,” Hyun Jung Lee, MD, PhD, of the department of medicine and liver research institute at Seoul National University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. “However,Read More

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