Established and emerging biological activity markers of inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Nielsen2000EstablishedAE,
  title={Established and emerging biological activity markers of inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Ole Haagen Nielsen and Ben Vainer and S\oren Martin Madsen and Jacob B Seidelin and Niels Henrik Helweg Heegaard},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2000},
  volume={95 2},
  pages={359-67}
}
Assessment of disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), i.e., ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD), is done using clinical parameters and various biological disease markers. Ideally, a disease marker must: be able to identify individuals at risk of a given disorder, be disease specific, mirror the disease activity and, finally, be easily applicable for routine clinical purposes. However, no such disease markers have yet been identified for IBD. In this article, classical… CONTINUE READING

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