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

  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},
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

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 20 extracted citations

Is female predominance in irritable bowel syndrome related to fibromyalgia?

Rheumatology International • 2003
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Discordant Dry Eye Disease (An American Ophthalmological Society Thesis).

Transactions of the American Ophthalmological Society • 2016
View 1 Excerpt

Prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders in patients with fibromyalgia and the role of psychologic distress.

Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association • 2009


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 30 references

Clinical economics review: irritable bowel syndrome.

Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics • 1997
View 1 Excerpt

Autoimmunity and the clinical spectrum of Sjogren’s syndrome

D Kausman, ME Allen, ML Smith

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…