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Autoimmunity in Gastrointestinal Tract

Call for Papers

During the last few years we assisted to the advent of impressive progress in the knowledge of autoimmune pathogenesis of digestive diseases. The role of different genes, the contribution of molecular changes, and factors influencing the course of diseases have been uncovered in the field of autoimmunity. Without any doubt, these autoimmune disorders are closely connected with clinical conditions of the oesophagus, stomach, or bowel.

In this special issue, we would like to focus on important autoimmune diseases, such as eosinophilic esophagitis, autoimmune gastritis, and diseases of the small and large bowel.  We welcome therefore papers dedicated to advances in clinical and experimental immunopathology and autoimmunity of the gastrointestinal tract or new data on the therapy of these diseases. We are sure that all articles published in this special issue are top papers describing the current state in diagnosis, therapy, clinical course, or complications of these extremely important diseases. Reviews as well as original research articles are invited.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Immunology and immunopathology in gastroenterology
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Autoimmune gastritis
  • Infection of H.pylori and induction of autoimmune diseases
  • Coeliac disease, the entity with many faces
  • Coeliac disease and cancerogenesis
  • Immunopathogenesis of idiopathic bowel disease
  • Microbiota and autoimmunity
  • Food allergy advances in diagnosis and therapy
  • Current concept of IgG4 disease

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 11 May 2018
Publication DateSeptember 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • Petr Dítě, University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Guest Editors

  • Heinz Hammer, University Hospital Graz, Graz, Austria
  • Dan Dumitrascu, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Haţieganu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania