TITLE

East meets West: infection, nerves, and mast cells in the irritable bowel syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
Collins, S. M.; Barbara, G.
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Aug2004, Vol. 53 Issue 8, p1068
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common gastroenterological disorder seen in Western societies where it imposes a major socioeconomic burden. The economic impact of lBS arises, at least in part, from difficulties in diagnosis and treatment, which in turn reflect the limited conceptualization of this disorder. Although lBS has received less attention in non-Western countries, available data suggest that it is common in the African continent. Malaysia, and China where the condition is significantly underdiagnosed by Western practitioners.
ACCESSION #
13986651

 

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