Use of Rome III criteria for diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome

Tomomi Hattori, Shin Fukudo

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common functional gastrointestinal disorders(FGIDs) characterized by chronic abdominal pain or discomfort, which is associated with changes in stool frequency and/or form. Rome II criteria for IBS was used widely in research and practice. Besides, Rome III criteria was recently published. Because IBS is a frequent disease, the spread of Rome III criteria will play an important role of pathophysiological study and new therapy in gastrointestinal medical care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1425-1428
Number of pages4
JournalNippon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Aug

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