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STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEW
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 265-278

Irritable bowel syndrome


1 Neurogastroenterology Group, Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London; Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospitals of North Midlands, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
2 Neurogastroenterology Group, Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

Correspondence Address:
Adam D Farmer
University Hospitals of North Midlands, County Hospital, Weston Road, Staffordshire, ST16 3RS
UK
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.7707/hmj.459

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a prevalent disorder affecting around 12% of the population and is present worldwide. It constitutes approximately 40% of consultations in secondary care gastroenterology clinics. Given the prevalence of the disease, it exerts a significant societal burden, through increased health care costs, and personal burden, through a reduced quality of life. The aetiology of IBS is multifactorial and incompletely understood. In a similar manner the management of IBS is also multifactorial and encompasses the establishment of a therapeutic relationship, exclusion of other organic causes and the delineation of predominant bowel habit. Specific pharmacotherapy is directed towards symptomatic management. This review provides a focused summary of the epidemiology, clinical features, differential diagnosis and management of IBS.


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