Clin Transl Gastroenterol 2018 Feb 15;9(2):e134. Epub 2018 Feb 15.
Division of Gastroenterology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, heterogeneous disorder characterized by abdominal pain associated with changes in bowel habits. The pathogenesis of IBS is multifactorial and may relate to alterations in the gut microbiota, changes in visceral sensation and motility, and genetic and environmental factors. Administration of systemic antibiotics may increase the risk of IBS by altering gastrointestinal homeostasis. Read More