Incidence of Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Functional Intestinal Disorders Following a Water-Borne Viral Gastroenteritis Outbreak

@article{Zanini2012IncidenceOP,
  title={Incidence of Post-Infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Functional Intestinal Disorders Following a Water-Borne Viral Gastroenteritis Outbreak},
  author={Barbara Zanini and Chiara Ricci and Floriana Bandera and Francesca Caselani and Alberto Magni and Anna Maria Laronga and Alberto Lanzini},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={107},
  pages={891-899}
}
OBJECTIVES:Post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS) may develop in 4–31% of affected patients following bacterial gastroenteritis (GE), but limited information is available on long-term outcome of viral GE. During summer 2009, a massive outbreak of viral GE associated with contamination of municipal drinking water (Norovirus) occurred in San Felice del Benaco (Lake Garda, Italy). To investigate the natural history of a community outbreak of viral GE, and to assess the incidence of PI… CONTINUE READING
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