Navigation Links
Inflammatory Myopathy may Indicate Intolerance to Gluten

Researchers investigate the relationship between myopathy and intolerance to gluten.//

Inflammatory myopathies are immunological diseases that lead to inflammations in muscular tissue. Coeliac disease is occasionally reported in patients with inflammatory myopathies.

Inflammatory myopathies are inflammatory infiltrates in the muscle. This group of diseases includes polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and inclusion-body myositis. Little is known about the cause and the etiopathogenic mechanisms of these myopathies, but it is believed to be an abnormal immune response by our bodies, which identify body parts as alien. In this particular case, the body parts are the skin and the muscle, though other parts, such as the lungs and the myocardium, may also be affected.

The research team observed that it is not a rare occurrence for various autoimmune diseases to exist in the same patient. Indeed, coeliac disease -- caused by a reaction to gluten found in cereals -- has been reported in patients with inflammatory myopathy, especially those with inclusion-body myositis.

Researchers at the Teaching Unit at the UAB's Vall d'Hebron Hospital have investigated these links by looking at coeliac patients whose cases suggest a similar immunopathogenic mechanism in coeliac disease and certain myopathies, as well as a common genetic substrate.

The scientists are considering the possibility that, at least in part, some inflammatory myopathies are a clinical expression of intolerance to gluten, though they point out the need for more studies to be carried out to confirm or support these findings. The results are particularly important in the case of inclusion-body myositis -- for which there is no effective treatment -- since we can now suggest that a gluten-free diet may improve the situation of a patient. This hypothesis must now be tested using immunosuppressants, as has been done with other extraintestinal manifestations of reac tions to gluten.

Source-Eurekalert
PRI
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. The Usage Of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Questioned
2. Hope For Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
3. FDA to bring about changes in Marketed Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
4. Inflammatory bowel disease linked to genetic abnormality
5. Elevated Insulin Levels To Influence Levels Of Inflammatory Markers
6. Cannabinoids - Antidepressant And Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment
7. Ambiguous Efficacy Of Opioid Drugs In Chronic Inflammatory Joint Pain Relief
8. A Component In Milk May Help Control Inflammatory Diseases
9. Five New Anti-Inflammatory Compounds Produced By Indian Scientists
10. Australian Scientists Develop Novel Drug To Combat Inflammatory Diseases
11. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Cured By Parasitic Worms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/25/2017)... BC (PRWEB) , ... April 25, 2017 , ... The ... from Richmond, BC, who live with dental fear and require sedation to receive dental ... at ease during various procedures, from hygienic cleanings to oral surgery, at their ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Back Pain Centers of America ... with a reputable physician in their area, announces the launch of a new and ... patients who are looking for reputable physicians to help them with back or neck ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... ... There is no better place in South Florida to undergo two common ... issue of Consumer Reports focused on heart health. , The magazine gave ... coronary bypass and aortic valve replacement procedures. , Consumer Reports rated Memorial’s ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... ... Michael Vick announced his retirement earlier this year from the NFL after thirteen ... in the 2001 NFL Draft, to the Atlanta Falcons, made four Pro Bowl appearances ... yards by a quarterback (6,109) and the most rushing yards by a quarterback in ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... sky-high by the glitterati, those unreal icons inhabiting the rarified air of pop and ... by the paparazzi and anyone snapping pictures: the smile. Grins now run the gamut ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017 Research ... America Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Services Market Analysis By Service (Manufacturing, ... Segment Forecasts, 2014 - 2025" report to their offering. ... The Latin American ... 21.0 billion by 2025 Low drug registration cost ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... NEW YORK , April 19, 2017 ... Surgical drainage devices are tubes used to remove excess ... include, blood, serum, pus, urine, bile or lymph. Surgical ... types of surgery such as orthopedics surgery, cardiovascular surgery, ... device is prophylactic post-surgery to prevent accumulation of fluid ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... April 19, 2017 ... immune response in pets such as canine, avian ... of various types such as Attenuated Live Vaccines, ... DNA Vaccines and Recombinant Vaccines. Attenuated live vaccines ... or bacteria, which have been weakend under laboratory ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: