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Chronic diarrhoea: the indications for lower GI endoscopy when functional bowel disease is suspected
  1. John Ong1,2,
  2. Carla Swift2,
  3. Ian Allwood3,
  4. Roger Norman4,
  5. Yasseen Al-Naeeb2,
  6. Arun Shankar5
  1. 1 Department of Engineering (Materials Engineering & Materials-Tissue Interactions Group), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  2. 2 Department of Gastroenterology, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, Bedford, UK
  3. 3 Bridge House Medical Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK
  4. 4 Asplands Medical Centre, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, UK
  5. 5 Department of Gastroenterology, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust, Norwich, Bedfordshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr John Ong, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1PZ, UK; jo401{at}

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We read with interest the ‘Guidelines for the investigation of chronic diarrhoea in adults: British Society of Gastroenterology, third Edition’ by Arasaradnam et al.1 Compared with the second edition, the new guidance provides more detailed and specific content which will undoubtedly aid the investigation of chronic diarrhoea both in primary and secondary care. However, we would like to clarify the authors’ position …

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  • Contributors JO conceptualised and drafted the letter after reading the newly published guidelines. The remaining authors read the new guidelines then reviewed and edited the letter before submission.

  • Disclaimer The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS or the Department of Health.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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