The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 61–80 | Cite as

Alterations in immunologic mechanisms in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

  • Allen L. Ginsberg
Progress Reports


No disease of the gastrointestinal tract has clearly been shown to be of immune or autoimmune etiology, although many alterations in immunologic mechanisms have been observed. This progress report has attempted to review many of these alterations and to organize them, at times by use of speculation, into meaningful patterns. Future investigation will provide data on which to base a more informed appraisal of the role of immunologic mechanisms in diseases of the gut.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Allen L. Ginsberg
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia School of MedicineVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond
  2. 2.Department of MedicineWalter Reed Army Institute of ResearchWashington, DC

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