Immunoglobulin G and albumin levels in whole gut lavage fluid provide an objective measure of pouch ileitis.

BACKGROUND Gut protein loss is a characteristic of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and immunoglobulin (Ig) G, albumin and alpha1-antitrypsin concentrations in whole gut lavage fluid (WGLF) correlate with clinical disease activity. If inflammation in ileoanal pouches is similar to IBD, then measurement of protein-losing enteropathy by analysis of WGLF may… CONTINUE READING