Predictive value of serologic markers in a population-based Norwegian cohort with inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Solberg2009PredictiveVO,
  title={Predictive value of serologic markers in a population-based Norwegian cohort with inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Inger Camilla Solberg and Idar Lygren and Milada Cvancarova and J{\o}rgen Jahnsen and Njaal Stray and Jostein Sauar and Stefan Schreiber and Bj{\o}rn Allan Moum and Morten Harald Vatn},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          406-14
        }
}
BACKGROUND Perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (pANCA) and anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies (ASCA) are proposed to be specific markers for ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD). Their prevalence and relationship to disease phenotype and outcome in unselected cohorts of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), however, is largely unclear. We studied the prevalence of these serologic markers in a population-based IBD cohort 10 years after diagnosis, and… CONTINUE READING

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