Two gastrointestinal conditions with similar symptoms and endoscopic appearance: irritable bowel syndrome and microscopic colitis


Simsek Z., TUNÇER N. C. , ALAGÖZLÜ H. , Karaahmet F., Coban S., DURSUN A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.45, no.2, pp.393-397, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1401-88
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.393-397

Abstract

Background/aim: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal condition characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits in the absence of any organic cause. This trial investigated the presence of microscopic colitis (MC) and associated factors related to MC in patients diagnosed with IBS.