Faecal calprotectin: a noninvasive diagnostic tool and marker of severity in pouchitis.


INTRODUCTION In pouchitis, the mucosa is infiltrated by activated polymorphonuclear neutrophils capable of producing calprotectin, a stable antimicrobial myelomonocytic protein. AIM The aim is to assess the ability of faecal calprotectin to differentiate between inflamed and noninflamed ileal pouches, and to correlate this with inflammation severity using… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MEG.0b013e3282f1c9a7


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