Irritable bowel syndrome in the United States: prevalence, symptom patterns and impact

@article{Hungin2005IrritableBS,
  title={Irritable bowel syndrome in the United States: prevalence, symptom patterns and impact},
  author={A Pali S Hungin and L. Chang and Giles Richard Locke and Eslie Dennis and Victoria Barghout},
  journal={Alimentary Pharmacology \& Therapeutics},
  year={2005},
  volume={21}
}
Background : The impact of irritable bowel syndrome, a gastrointestinal motility disorder, is underestimated and poorly quantified, as clinicians may see only a minority of sufferers. 

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