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IgG antibodies to foods in IBS
  1. J E D Mawdsley,
  2. P Irving,
  3. R Makins
  1. Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr J E D Mawdsley
    St Bartholomew’s and Royal London Hospital, Turner St, London E1 2AD, UK;

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We read with interest the article by Atkinson et al (Gut 2004;53:1459–64). The authors describe an important advance in our understanding of the putative role of inflammation in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, we wonder whether their conclusion that assay of IgG antibodies may have a role in identifying candidate foods for elimination to …

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