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Gut Immunology in Animation

Gut Immunology in Animation

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By Dr Irwin Lim, Rheumatologist

After my very simplistic 31 second explanation about autoimmunity, I thought you needed something more substantial.

Here's a nice animation trying to explain the immune system in action in the gut.

Disturbances of normal immune function in this area play a role in autoimmune disease including inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis, reactive arthritis, spondyloarthritis & ankylosing spondylitis.

These diseases can cause arthritis, enthesitis & spondylitis.

Dr Irwin Lim is a rheumatologist and a director of BJC Health. You should follow him on twitter here.
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