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Intestinal Hyperpermeability, Causes and Clinical Correlations

Written by
Dr. Saumya Mittal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Aug 23, 2014 and last reviewed on Jul 23, 2019   -  3 min read


Increased intestinal permeability results in harmful substances passing through the gastrointestinal tract to the body. Read about the causes and treatment.

Intestinal Hyperpermeability, Causes and Clinical Correlations

Gastrointestinal tract is a continuous tubular structure from the mouth to the anus.

It is lined by epithelial cells.

These epithelia form a protective barrier.

This Barrier Plays an Important Role in:

Intestinal Permeability in Infants:

Conditions and diseases associated with altered intestinal permeability are acute gastroenteritis, alcoholism, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, asthma, burn injury, celiac disease, crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, eczema, endotoxemia, food allergy, HIV AIDS, use of NSAIDs, pancreatic dysfunction, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, surgery, trauma, ulcerative colitis, and urticaria.

Causes of Intestinal Hyperpermeability are:

Clinical Correlations of Intestinal Hyperpermeability with other diseases:

Treatment for Intestinal Hyperpermeability:

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