Artículo de revista
Parasitosis and irritable bowel syndrome Parasitosis y síndrome de intestino irritable
Revista Chilena de Infectologia, Volumen 33, Issue 3, 2018, Pages 268-274
Pérez de Arce Oñate, Edith Paola
Gil, Luis Carlos
Madrid, Ana María
Beltrán, Caroll J.
© 2016, Sociedad Chilena de Infectologia. All rights reserved.Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract characterised by multifactorial aetiology. In IBS physiopathology are involved diverse factors between them biological, psychosocial, and environmental components which affect the immune activation status of gut mucosa. Among these factors is recognized the intestinal parasitosis. Post-infection IBS (PI-IBS) is recognised as a subgroup of functional disorders whose symptoms onset appear after a symptomatic intestinal infection caused by microbial agents. There are few studies regarding of relationship between IBS and intestinal parasitosis in Chile. However, is has been well described a positive association between IBS and Blastocystis hominis infections, one of prevalent parasites in Chile. In other countries, is also described a relationship between IBS and amebiasis and giardiasis. Both, characterized by a common mode of transmission thr