Prospective multicenter study evaluating fecal calprotectin in adult acute bacterial diarrhea.

@article{Shastri2008ProspectiveMS,
  title={Prospective multicenter study evaluating fecal calprotectin in adult acute bacterial diarrhea.},
  author={Yogesh M Shastri and Dominik Bergis and Nada Povse and Volker Schaefer and Sarika Shastri and Martin Weindel and H. P. Ackermann and Juergen Stein},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 12},
  pages={1099-106}
}
BACKGROUND Every year, about 2.2 million deaths occur worldwide due to diarrhea. Reliable diagnosis of patients with acute infectious diarrhea remains a formidable challenge to the clinicians. This is the first study reporting use of fecal calprotectin in diagnosing acute diarrhea. The aim was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of fecal calprotectin, fecal lactoferrin, and guaiac-based fecal occult blood test in a diverse group of consecutive patients with acute diarrhea in which routine… CONTINUE READING

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