Udredning af patienter med symptomer på colon irritabile

Anne L.ine Østergaard Engsbro, Peter Bytzer

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Irritable bowel syndrome, a very common condition with a high use of health-care costs especially related to diagnostic testing, is traditionally approached by a diagnostic strategy of exclusion. However, data from clinical studies support a positive diagnostic strategy based on symptom-based criteria, absence of alarm signals and, if needed, a few simple blood tests in young patients presenting in primary care. For older patients, and for patients not fulfilling symptom-based criteria or presenting with alarm signals, more thorough investigations are needed, directed by the symptomatology.

Bidragets oversatte titelDiagnostic strategy in patients suspected of irritable bowel syndrome
Sider (fra-til)V08130528
TidsskriftUgeskrift for laeger
Udgave nummer6
StatusUdgivet - 3 feb. 2014


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