Diagnostic work-up of inflammatory bowel disease in children: the role of calprotectin assay.

@article{Diamanti2010DiagnosticWO,
  title={Diagnostic work-up of inflammatory bowel disease in children: the role of calprotectin assay.},
  author={Antonella Diamanti and Fabio Panetta and Maria Sole Basso and Antonello Forgione and Franco Colistro and Fiammetta Bracci and Bronislava Papadatou and Paola Francalanci and Filippo Torroni and Daniela Knafelz and Francesc Fina and Massimo Castro},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 11},
  pages={
          1926-30
        }
}
BACKGROUND Some reports highlight the potential application of fecal calprotectin as a direct biomarker of intestinal inflammation and, therefore, as support in choosing candidates for endoscopy. The value of 100 μg/g was recently assumed as the best cutoff for this assay. The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic precision of the fecal calprotectin assay, compared to histology, as a stool-screening biomarker for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among a group of prospectively… CONTINUE READING
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