Functional bowel disorders in inflammatory bowel disease

Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2002 Mar;31(1):347-57. doi: 10.1016/s0889-8553(01)00021-8.


Patients with IBD in remission often have ongoing gastrointestinal symptoms that are related to active inflammation. It is now apparent that functional gastrointestinal disorders may overlap with IBD and increase morbidity and diminish the quality of life of patients. Recognition and treatment of functional symptoms that may be the result of IBD are crucial in the appropriate medical management of these patients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / diagnosis
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / etiology*
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / physiopathology
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / therapy
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / complications*