Special Issue "Malabsorption and Gastrointestinal Dysmotility in Inflammatory Bowel Disease"

A special issue of Gastrointestinal Disorders (ISSN 2624-5647).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Consolato M. Sergi
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Guest Editor
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, Division of Anatomical Pathology, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Interests: gastrointestinal/biliary diseases; metabolic diseases; congenital heart disease; mitochondrial DNA-related cardiomyopathies; carcinogenesis (bone/liver)
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and ROMA III-supported inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS) can present acutely, but their problematic occurrence in health is characterized by the unambiguous character of chronicity, which is associated with long-term follow-up and challenging therapeutic protocols for most patients. Two critical symptoms associated with IBD are malabsorption and gastrointestinal dysmotility. If it is true that celiac disease or gluten-sensitive enteropathy (GSE) and congenital megacolon or Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) are rare diseases, it seems that they may occur much more often in patients with IBD than they do in the general population. However, both GSE and HSCR occurrences in individuals affected with IBD may have a predisposing genetic background. Their relationship with IBD is not clear-cut and remains a topic of intense investigation. Dyssynergic defecation is a common disease encountered in patients with IBD that may experience abdominal discomfort, constipation, distention, bloating, diarrhea, the sensation of incomplete evacuation, straining, and urgency. This special issue will focus on malabsorption and gastrointestinal dysmotility in IBD. Other than GSE, HSCR, and dyssynergic defecation, we would be grateful if we could receive articles on the following topics: bile acid malabsorption, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, carbohydrate intolerance, small intestinal bacterial/fungal overgrowth, Ehlers-Danlos syndromes hypermobility type, mast cell activation syndrome, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, intra-abdominal adhesions, and giardiasis.

Prof. Dr. Consolato M. Sergi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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