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The overlap between irritable bowel syndrome and organic gastrointestinal diseases

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The overlap between irritable bowel syndrome and organic gastrointestinal diseases

The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Fecha de publicación: November 12, 2020

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-1253(20)30212-0

Autores: Imran Aziz, MD, Prof Magnus Simrén, MD 

Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional bowel disorder characterised by symptoms of recurrent abdominal pain associated with a change in bowel habit. This condition is one of the most frequent reasons to seek a gastroenterology consultation in primary and secondary care. The diagnosis of IBS is made by identifying characteristic symptoms, as defined by the Rome criteria, and excluding organic gastrointestinal diseases that might otherwise explain these symptoms. 

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