Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Jamie Shalkow, MD, FACS; Jenifer K. Lehrer, MD


March 15, 2016

Infection with G lamblia has been shown to lead to an increased prevalence of IBS as well as chronic fatigue syndrome. In a historic cohort study of patients with G lamblia infection as detected by stool cysts, the prevalence of IBS was 46.1% as long as 3 years after exposure, compared with 14% in controls.

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