Increased prevalence of sicca complex and fibromyalgia in patients with irritable bowel syndrome

@article{Barton1999IncreasedPO,
  title={Increased prevalence of sicca complex and fibromyalgia in patients with irritable bowel syndrome},
  author={Anise Barton and B. Pal and Peter J Whorwell and Deborah Marshall},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={1999},
  volume={94},
  pages={1898-1901}
}
OBJECTIVES:As many as 70% of patients with fibromyalgia complain of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but there is a clinical impression that IBS patients do not suffer from fibromyalgia as frequently. The sicca complex (dry eyes and mouth) is also commonly observed in fibromyalgia, but its prevalence in IBS has not been evaluated. Our objective was to assess the frequency of fibromyalgia and sicca complex in secondary care patients with IBS.METHODS:Forty-six secondary care… CONTINUE READING

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