Safely ruling out inflammatory bowel disease in children and teenagers without referral for endoscopy.


BACKGROUND Up to 70% of children and teenagers referred to a paediatric gastroenterology centre with suspected inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) do not have the disease. OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether faecal calprotectin as an 'add-on test' improves the specificity of the clinical case definition for suspected IBD in a general paediatric practice. DESIGN… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2011-301206


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