Fecal calprotectin levels are increased in infants with necrotizing enterocolitis.

@article{Aydemir2012FecalCL,
  title={Fecal calprotectin levels are increased in infants with necrotizing enterocolitis.},
  author={Ozge Aydemir and Cumhur Aydemir and Yusuf Unal Sarikabadayi and Fuat Emre Canpolat and Omer Erdeve and Zeynep Biyikli and Uğur Dilmen},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 11},
  pages={2237-41}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the value of fecal calprotectin in diagnosis and predicting severity of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm infants. METHODS A prospective controlled study was conducted including preterm infants with stage 2 to 3 NEC, and birth weight and gestational age-matched controls. Fecal samples were obtained both at the time of NEC diagnosis and 3-5 days later from the patients, and at similar postnatal age from controls. RESULTS Twenty-five infants with stage 2 to 3… CONTINUE READING