Enzymes in feces: useful markers of chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Norberto2007EnzymesIF,
  title={Enzymes in feces: useful markers of chronic inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Lorenzo Norberto and Marco Scarpa and Renata D'inc{\'a} and Daniela Basso and Cesare Ruffolo and Lino Polese and Giacomo carlo Sturniolo and Davide F D'amico and Mario Plebani},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={381 1},
  pages={
          63-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are characterized by a chronic intestinal inflammation. Since the precise etiology is still unknown, current therapies are aimed at reducing or eliminating inflammation. METHODS Endoscopy and histology on biopsy specimens remain the gold standard methods for detecting and quantifying bowel inflammation. These technique are expensive, invasive and not well tolerated by patients since the need of repeated examinations affects their quality of… CONTINUE READING
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