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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. 1Department of Engineering (Materials Engineering & Materials-Tissue Interactions Group), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  2. 2Department of Gastroenterology, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust, Bedford, UK
  3. 3Bridge House Medical Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, UK
  4. 4Asplands Medical Centre, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, UK
  5. 5Department 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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