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Post Diverticulitis IBS

Researchers have described a new form of irritable bowel syndrome that occurs after an acute bout of diverticulitis, a finding that may help lead to better management of symptoms and relief for patients.


The discovery of this new condition, called post-diverticulitis irritable bowel syndrome (PDV–IBS), validates the irritable bowel symptoms that many patients report long after suffering a bout of diverticulitis but that many physicians have waved off as being part of the original condition, said Dr. Brennan Spiegel, an associate professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and senior author of the research.



Clinical Gastroentreology and Hepatology 2013;S1542-3565(13)00386-8

UCLA Newsroom: UCLA researchers describe new form of irritable bowel syndrome;Sept 6, 2013