The aetiology and epidemiology of faecal incontinence

Citation
J. Francombe et al., The aetiology and epidemiology of faecal incontinence, HOSP MED, 62(9), 2001, pp. 529-532
Citations number
24
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
General & Internal Medicine
Journal title
HOSPITAL MEDICINE
ISSN journal
1462-3935 → ACNP
Volume
62
Issue
9
Year of publication
2001
Pages
529 - 532
Database
ISI
SICI code
1462-3935(200109)62:9<529:TAAEOF>2.0.ZU;2-6
Abstract
Faecal incontinence is experienced by at least 2% of the population and 7% of those over 65 years of age. The true incidence is probably much higher b ecause of the stigmata of the affliction leading to underreporting. The com mon causes of faecal incontinence are discussed.