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  1. Guy E Boeckxstaens1,2,
  2. Tamira Klooker2
  1. 1Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Leuven/Catholic University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  2. 2Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Guy E Boeckxstaens, Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Leuven/Catholic University of Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium; guy.boeckxstaens{at}med.kuleuven.be

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The Authors' reply We would like to thank Dr O'Sullivan for her positive comment1 on our paper recently published in Gut.2 We agree that the exact mechanism of action of ketotifen, either through mast cell stabilisation or H1 receptor blockade, needs further study. We tend to disagree, however, that we may have missed differences between patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and healthy subjects by …

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