Fecal alpha 1-antitrypsin clearance in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

  title={Fecal alpha 1-antitrypsin clearance in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Bruce B. Grill and A Craig Hillemeier and Joyce D. Gryboski},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  volume={3 1},
We evaluated fecal clearance of alpha 1-antitrypsin (alpha 1-AT) as a method of detecting and quantitating intestinal protein loss in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. We investigated alpha 1-AT clearance (C alpha 1-AT) in 14 patients (seven with Crohn's disease, seven with ulcerative colitis) and in 10 children with gastrointestinal disorders and normal serum albumin values who served as controls. The inflammatory bowel disease patients were analyzed for nutritional status, intestinal… CONTINUE READING


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