Risk of irritable bowel syndrome after an episode of bacterial gastroenteritis in general practice: influence of comorbidities.

@article{Ruigmez2007RiskOI,
  title={Risk of irritable bowel syndrome after an episode of bacterial gastroenteritis in general practice: influence of comorbidities.},
  author={Ana Ruig{\'o}mez and Luis Alberto Garc{\'i}a Rodr{\'i}guez and Juli{\'a}n Pan{\'e}s},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={465-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Given the discrepant estimates of incidence rates of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) after gastroenteritis (GE), we performed a cohort study to quantify this risk in community subjects and to identify factors acting as modifiers of this effect. METHODS In a previous study, we identified patients aged 20-74 years with a first ever episode of bacterial GE during 1992-2001. We excluded patients with a history of bowel disease and cancer, resulting in a cohort of 5894 individuals… CONTINUE READING