Faecal calprotectin: a marker of inflammation throughout the intestinal tract.

@article{Summerton2002FaecalCA,
  title={Faecal calprotectin: a marker of inflammation throughout the intestinal tract.},
  author={Christopher B Summerton and Michael G Longlands and Keith Wiener and David R Shreeve},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2002},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={841-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the potential of measuring the calcium-binding protein calprotectin in faeces as a method of screening for alimentary inflammation and neoplasia. SETTING Hospital day services unit for endoscopy and faecal analysis in the clinical biochemistry department. PARTICIPANTS Consented patients attending for routine endoscopy were requested to provide faeces. Seventeen of the initial 30 patients provided faeces before and 1 week after endoscopy. After this, 116 patients for… CONTINUE READING

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