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World J Gastroenterol. May 28, 2014; 20(20): 6013-6023
Published online May 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i20.6013
Table 1 Rome III diagnostic criteria for childhood irritable bowel syndrome
Abdominal discomfort or pain associated with 2 or more of the following (present at least 25% of the time):
Improved after defecation
Onset of symptoms associated with a change in stool frequency
Onset associated with a change in stool form alternating between diarrhea and constipation
No evidence of an inflammatory, anatomic, metabolic, or neoplastic process that explains the child’s symptoms