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2021 May 03

Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol

Natural History and Disease Impact of Rome IV versus Rome III Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Longitudinal Follow-up Study.


Goodoory VC, Houghton LA, Yiannakou Y, Black CJ, Ford AC
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 May 03.
PMID: 33957271.


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional bowel disorder diagnosed using the Rome criteria, which have evolved since their original description 30 years ago. Little is known about the effects on the natural history of IBS of moving to the latest iteration, Rome IV, from the previous Rome III criteria. We conducted a 12-month longitudinal follow-up study examining this.