Hot Topics in Primary Care: Individualizing Pharmacologic Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Kuritzky L1. J Fam Pract. 2015 Dec;64(12 Suppl):S16-21.
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1Clinical Assistant Professor Emeritus, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.


The ill-defined pathogenesis of IBS, lack of a biomarker for the disease, and no universally agreed definition can make diagnosis challenging. Nonetheless, IBS is not a diagnosis of exclusion and is based on the signs and symptoms consistent with ROME III criteria, and the absence of signs indicative of other abdominal pathology.

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