Impact of malnutrition on small intestinal repair after acute viral enteritis


Nutrition Reviews 43(11): 335-337

1985


ISSN/ISBN: 0029-6643
PMID: 3935985
DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.1985.tb02394.x
Accession: 013140649

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Abstract
Malnutrition delays intestinal repair. In this article, studies done on infected pigs/diet-depleted pigs are discussed. The resultant data demonstrate that in nutritionally deprived, gnotobiotic pigs, recovery of the structural and functional lesion of the small intestinal mucosa after infection is delayed. Delayed epithelial renewal was shown to be central to the pathogenesis of prolonged functional and structural lesions of the mucosa. Further work is needed in order to understand mechanisms involved, as well as other deficiencies affecting repair.(jd-b)

Impact of malnutrition on small intestinal repair after acute viral enteritis