The diagnostic accuracy of fecal calprotectin during the investigation of suspected pediatric inflammatory bowel disease

Paul Henderson, Aoife Casey, Sally J Lawrence, Nicholas A Kennedy, Kathleen Kingstone, Pam Rogers, Peter M Gillett, David C Wilson

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Abstract

Fecal calprotectin (FC) is elevated in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Studies evaluating FC during the initial investigation of children with suspected IBD have been limited, especially with regard to their small patient groups. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FC in a large regional cohort of children undergoing full upper and lower endoscopy for suspected IBD, comparing FC with six common blood parameters.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)941-9
Number of pages9
JournalThe American Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume107
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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