Academic- Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Differentiation & Treatment


Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common diagnoses seen in primary care, as well as in gastroenterology specialty practices.

Irritable bowel syndrome is a benign, but life-altering, condition that is commonly confused with inflammatory bowel disease, which can lead to potentially life-threatening complications such as malignancy.

The pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and potential complications of both conditions will be explored, along with how to differentiate between the two pathologies.