What are risk factors for postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Updated: Dec 11, 2019
  • Author: Jenifer K Lehrer, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Risk factors for developing postinfectious irritable bowel syndrome include longer duration of illness, the type of pathogen involved, smoking, female gender, an absence of vomiting during the infectious illness, and young age. [12]


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