Low risk of irritable bowel syndrome after Clostridium difficile infection.

  title={Low risk of irritable bowel syndrome after Clostridium difficile infection.},
  author={Thierry Piche and Geoffroy Vanbiervliet and F Girard Pipau and Raffaella Dainese and Xavier A H{\'e}buterne and Patrick Rampal and Stephen M. Collins},
  journal={Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie},
  volume={21 11},
OBJECTIVE The incidence of postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) ranges between 4% and 32% of individuals after bacterial or parasitic infection. This study analyzed IBS symptoms in hospitalized patients three months after a symptomatic Clostridium difficile infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS All patients with a proven, symptomatic C difficile infection identified in the department of bacteriology over a four-month period were considered for enrolment. Patients were excluded in cases of… CONTINUE READING


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