Retrospective Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Apr 21, 2016; 22(15): 4009-4019
Published online Apr 21, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i15.4009
Figure 1
Figure 1 Copenhagen irritable bowel syndrome disease courses. The four figures each depict a different type of IBS disease course with varying disease activity over time. The time span is from introduction of the LFD until follow-up. The same figures were used from time of diagnosis to introduction of the LFD (not shown). A: Mild IBS with indolent course: The disease activity fades over time; B: Mild IBS with aggressive course: The disease activity increases over time; C: Chronic IBS with continuous course: There is constant disease activity without remission periods; D: Chronic IBS with intermittent course: The disease activity appears in relapses with remission periods in between. LFD: Low FODMAP diet; IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome.