Laboratory evaluation of inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Wong2008LaboratoryEO,
  title={Laboratory evaluation of inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Allison Wong and Danielle A Bass},
  journal={Current opinion in pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={
          566-70
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Recognizing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is straightforward when alarm symptoms are present, such as bloody diarrhea and weight loss. When the presentation is subtle or atypical, physicians must determine which patients warrant evaluation for IBD. Appropriate use of noninvasive tests can help identify which patients should undergo further investigation. RECENT FINDINGS Currently IBD serologies lack high enough sensitivity and specificity to make them useful as a… CONTINUE READING
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