Approach to a Child with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Review

  • Md Rukunuzzaman Associate Professor, Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Banghabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • ASM Bazlul Karim Professor & Chairman, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Banghabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Wahiduzzaman Mazumder Assistant Professor, Department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Banghabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Mohammed Nurullah Resident Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Banghabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Faika Hussain Registrar, Department of Paediatrics, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Kaniz Sultana Outdoor Medical Officer Eye, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka
Keywords: Abdominal pain, children, irritable bowel syndrome

Abstract

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common and best studied disorders among the group of functional gastrointestinal disorders. It is a functional bowel disorder in which abdominal pain or discomfort is associated with defecation or a change in bowel habit. Visceral hypersensitivity and increased GIT motility are the main patho-physiological mechanism for developing IBS. IBS present with diarrhoea or constipation or both. Investigations are least needed for diagnosis of IBS rather done to exclude differential diagnosis. Diagnosis of IBS is done on the basis of Rome-III criteria. Proper counseling, dietary management, antispasmotic and antidepressant are the mainstay of treatment.

Journal of National Institute of Neurosciences Bangladesh, 2016;2(1): 34-39

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2017-09-11
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Rukunuzzaman, M., Karim, A. B., Mazumder, W., Nurullah, M., Hussain, F., & Sultana, K. (2017). Approach to a Child with Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Review. Journal of National Institute of Neurosciences Bangladesh, 2(1), 34-39. https://doi.org/10.3329/jninb.v2i1.32969
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