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The Severity of Symptoms Related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a Risk Factor for the Misclassification of Significant Organic Disease
Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
and Aims: The diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is based mainly on clinical evaluation. The reported incidence of misclassification of significant organic diseases in previously diagnosed IBS patients differs between studies. The aim of this study was to examine the incidence and risk factors for the misclassification of significant organic disease [colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Celiac disease, and thyroid dysfunction] in a cohort of young patients with symptomsdoi:10.1097/mcg.0000000000000582 pmid:27348318 fatcat:t2gvle7objgajpduzqlrd5a6j4