Gastrointestinal Immunology

The intestine is the biggest immunology organ in the body. The immune reaction of the gastrointestinal tract to the external stimulus or the failure to respond is an important aspect of the function of the gastrointestinal tract system. Immunology related disorders, like coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and food allergy represent an important part of the burden of paediatric gastrointestinal illness. The field of gastrointestinal immunology is continuously expanding and it is important for the paediatric gastroenterologists to improve their knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms causing the diseases they are daily dealing with.