Functional gastrointestinal disorders as a public health problem.


The functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are a heterogeneous group of chronic conditions that are considered to be important to public health because they are remarkably common, can be disabling, and induce a major social and economic burden. Despite the Rome consensus process, the line defining true abnormality from health is as yet imprecise… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2982.2008.01097.x