Calprotectin in ankylosing spondylitis--frequently elevated in feces, but normal in serum.

@article{Klingberg2012CalprotectinIA,
  title={Calprotectin in ankylosing spondylitis--frequently elevated in feces, but normal in serum.},
  author={Eva Klingberg and Hans Carlsten and Elisabet Hilme and Martin Hedberg and Helena Forsblad-d'Elia},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={435-44}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate indirectly the prevalence of intestinal inflammation in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients by assessing the levels of fecal calprotectin, to study levels of serum calprotectin in AS, and to correlate the concentrations of calprotectin in feces and serum with reported gastrointestinal symptoms, medication, and measures of disease activity. METHODS All patients fulfilling the Modified New York criteria of AS at the study centers were invited to participate. The… CONTINUE READING