Fecal Calprotectin in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Systematic Review

  title={Fecal Calprotectin in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Systematic Review},
  author={Ioannis D Kostakis and Kyriaki G. Cholidou and Aristeidis G. Vaiopoulos and Ioannis S. Vlachos and Despina Perrea and Georgios Vaos},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
Inflammatory bowel disease frequently begins during childhood or adolescence. Current tests and procedures for diagnosing and monitoring inflammatory bowel disease are invasive, uncomfortable and costly. Fecal calprotectin is an inflammatory marker tested in several studies including pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease. A search for articles published up to October 2011 was conducted using MEDLINE and EMBASE databases. We included original English-written articles referred to… CONTINUE READING


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