Prevalence of organic colonic lesions in patients meeting Rome III criteria for diagnosis of IBS: a prospective multi-center study utilizing colonoscopy

Journal of Gastroenterology, 04/20/2012

The prevalence of organic colonic diseases in patients who met the Rome III criteria was at an acceptably low level, indicating that the Rome III criteria are adequately specific for the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) without performing a colonoscopy examination.

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