Plasma chromogranin a in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Sciola2009PlasmaCA,
  title={Plasma chromogranin a in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Valentina Sciola and Sara Massironi and Domenico Conte and Flavio Andrea Caprioli and Stefano Ferrero and Clorinda Ciafardini and Maddalena Peracchi and Maria Teresa Bardella and Luca Petruccio Piodi},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={
          867-71
        }
}
BACKGROUND Circulating chromogranin A (CgA) levels, a marker for neuroendocrine tumors including carcinoids, have recently been found elevated in some patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), although their significance is unclear. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate CgA levels and their possible relationship with clinical and biochemical disease activity indexes in 119 IBD patients. METHODS The study groups comprised 75 patients with ulcerative colitis, 44 with Crohn's disease, in both… CONTINUE READING
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