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Volatile organic compounds accurate biomarkers for IBS in children

October 24, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Volatile organic compounds were accurate in diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome among pediatric patients, according to data presented at the ACG Annual Scientific Meeting.

“IBS in children is a very common problem that we encounter in pediatrics,” Sophia A. Patel, MD, gastroenterology fellow at Cleveland Clinic Children’s, said during her presentation. “Prevalence is recorded up to 16%. It can present as a diagnostic for pediatric gastroenterologists because it is not associated with any abnormal radiologic or endoscopic abnormalities, and there is no reliable objective biomarker or test for its diagnosis. … Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been shown to be very valuable biomarkers in certain disease states.”

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