Hypersensitivity to visceral and cutaneous pain in the irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Verne2001HypersensitivityTV,
  title={Hypersensitivity to visceral and cutaneous pain in the irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={G. Nicholas Verne and Michael Edward Robinson and Donald D. Price},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2001},
  volume={93 1},
  pages={7-14}
}
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal illnesses and is characterized by altered visceral perception. Previous studies in IBS have failed to demonstrate altered somatic or cutaneous perception. The aims of the study were to determine whether IBS patients have visceral hypersensitivity and cutaneous heat-induced hyperalgesia restricted to lumbosacral dermatomes, consistent with a localized segmental mechanism. Twelve patients (ten women, two men) with IBS and… CONTINUE READING