Visceral hypersensitivity and IBD

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Many patients with IBD experience symptoms despite control of luminal inflammation. These symptoms are often attributed to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In fact, prevalence rates of IBS are quite high in patients with IBD, raising the question of whether the inflammatory process experienced in IBD causes visceral hypersensitivity or, alternatively, IBS symptoms are merely a reflection of occult inflammation. This review explores the relationship of visceral hypersensitivity in the IBD population and discusses the association between inflammation and bowel compliance and sensation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-91
Number of pages7
JournalInflammatory Bowel Disease Monitor
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 11 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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