Identification of a prodromal period in Crohn's disease but not ulcerative colitis

  title={Identification of a prodromal period in Crohn's disease but not ulcerative colitis},
  author={Mark Pimentel and Michael D. Chang and Evelyn J. Chow and Siamak Tabibzadeh and Viorelia Kirit-Kiriak and Stephan R. Targan and Henry C. Lin},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVES:Irritable bowel syndrome, a common gastrointestinal diagnosis, has not been clearly studied in inflammatory bowel disease. Some of the residual symptoms in subjects treated with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are thought to be related to irritable bowel syndrome. The aims of this study were 1) to describe the duration and nature of complaints before the diagnosis of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (prodromal period), and 2) to determine the role of IBS in this… 

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