IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS) is a topic covered in the Harrison's Manual of Medicine.

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Characterized by altered bowel habits, abdominal pain, and absence of detectable organic pathology. Most common GI disease in clinical practice. Three types of clinical presentations: (1) spastic colon (chronic abdominal pain and constipation), (2) alternating constipation and diarrhea, or (3) chronic, painless diarrhea.

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