TITLE

FUNCTIONAL SYMPTOMS IN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA99
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Functional symptoms seem common in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), putting patients at risk of mismanagement. There is little existing literature, but one study suggested a prevalence of 33% in ulcerative colitis and 57% in Crohn's disease, higher than that in the general population. The article assesses the functional symptoms in IBD. Existing disease indices lack power to distinguish between functional and organic symptoms. It is not possible to be confident about the prevalence of functional symptom in IRD.
ACCESSION #
13219200

 

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