Is irritable bowel syndrome a low-grade inflammatory bowel disease?

@article{Bercik2005IsIB,
  title={Is irritable bowel syndrome a low-grade inflammatory bowel disease?},
  author={P. Bercik and E. Verdu and S. Collins},
  journal={Gastroenterology clinics of North America},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={
          235-45, vi-vii
        }
}
  • P. Bercik, E. Verdu, S. Collins
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Gastroenterology clinics of North America
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is multifactorial in its etiology and heterogeneous in its clinical presentation and pathogenesis. It is recognized that inflammation plays an important role in symptom generation, at least in a subset of patients with IBS. Previous gastroenteritis has been identified as the most important risk factor for IBS, and several studies reported that a substantial proportion of patients with gastrointestinal infection develops IBS symptoms,which can persist for several… CONTINUE READING
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