Fibromyalgia in the irritable bowel syndrome: studies of prevalence and clinical implications

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OBJECTIVE:The irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and the fibromyalgia syndrome (FS) coexist in many patients. We conducted complementary studies of the prevalence of FS in IBS patients and matched controls, and of IBS in FS patients and the implications of concomitant IBS and FS on health-related quality of life (HRQOL).METHODS:A study of 79 IBS patients with… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.1999.01643.x

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