Irritable bowel syndrome

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Irritable bowel syndrome, abbreviated IBS, is a diagnosis exclusion that is considered to have no histopathologic abnormalities on routine histologic examination.[1]




DDx - subtle pathologies:


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  2. 2.0 2.1 MacIntosh, DG.; Thompson, WG.; Patel, DG.; Barr, R.; Guindi, M. (Oct 1992). "Is rectal biopsy necessary in irritable bowel syndrome?". Am J Gastroenterol 87 (10): 1407-9. PMID 1415096.
  3. Nemakayala, DR.; Cash, BD. (Jan 2019). "Excluding irritable bowel syndrome in the inflammatory bowel disease patient: how far to go?". Curr Opin Gastroenterol 35 (1): 58-62. doi:10.1097/MOG.0000000000000493. PMID 30407259.
  4. Walker MM, Talley NJ, Inganäs L, Engstrand L, Jones MP, Nyhlin H, Agréus L, Kjellstrom L, Öst Å, Andreasson A (February 2015). "Colonic spirochetosis is associated with colonic eosinophilia and irritable bowel syndrome in a general population in Sweden". Hum Pathol 46 (2): 277–83. doi:10.1016/j.humpath.2014.10.026. PMID 25540866.