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Post-Infectious Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Among Populations Living in Areas of High Enteric Infection Risk: Adding Some Clarity or Further Muddying the Waters

Riddle, Mark S., MD1; Porter, Chad K., PhD2

American Journal of Gastroenterology: September 2018 - Volume 113 - Issue 9 - p 1287–1289
doi: 10.1038/s41395-018-0206-5
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Abstract: Post-infectious functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) are a relatively well-studied phenomenon among individuals who are resident in temperate and higher-income regions around the world. Less is known about the risk of FGID among residents in tropical and hyperendemic settings where acute gastroenteritis risk and exposure is high. This editorial summarizes the primary results from a recently published study focusing on this unique clinical scenario and considers the interpretation of the data as well as highlights additional research needs.

1Department of Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA. 2Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, MD, USA.

Correspondence: M.S.R. (email: mark.riddle@usuhs.edu)

Received 27 June 2018; accepted 11 July 2018; Published online 4 September 2018

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