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Patients With IBD Prone to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Medscape)

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Patients With IBD Prone to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Ingrid Hein

December 16, 2019

Irritable bowel syndrome can have multiple causes, including inflammatory bowel disease, said William Chey, MD, from Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor.

Patients who only have irritable bowel symptoms almost never have inflammatory bowel disease, but "once in remission for IBD, 30% to 40% of patients show signs of IBS," he reported. "That's a lot of people."

"I used to say, jokingly, that the gut is the center of the universe," he added, "but as we go from 2019 to 2020, I increasingly believe that it's true

>> https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/922712

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