Determines likelihood of irritable bowel syndrome diagnosis based on clinically significant criteria.
The Manning Criteria were developed to help predict which patients will de diagnosed with IBS, i.e. will not have any organic disease identified after complete work-up. In a setting where work-up resources are limited, or take undue time, these may be particularly useful.
We are unaware of validated management algorithms using the Manning Criteria.
IBS is a ‘rule-out’ diagnosis, which is to say all other possibilities must be ruled out first.