Prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms six months after bacterial gastroenteritis and risk factors for development of the irritable bowel syndrome: postal survey of patients.

@article{Neal1997PrevalenceOG,
  title={Prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms six months after bacterial gastroenteritis and risk factors for development of the irritable bowel syndrome: postal survey of patients.},
  author={Keith R. Neal and Joan N. Hebden and Robin C Spiller},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1997},
  volume={314 7083},
  pages={779-82}
}
OBJECTIVE To measure the prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms six months after bacterial gastroenteritis and determine risk factors and associations with postdysenteric symptoms. DESIGN Postal questionnaire. SETTING Nottingham Health Authority. SUBJECTS 544 people with microbiologically confirmed bacterial gastroenteritis between July 1994 and December 1994. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms and relative risks for development of the irritable bowel… CONTINUE READING
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