THE VALUE OF FAECAL CALPROTECTIN ASSESSMENT IN CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC GASTROINTESTINAL SYMPTOMS

@inproceedings{Belei2012THEVO,
  title={THE VALUE OF FAECAL CALPROTECTIN ASSESSMENT IN CHILDREN WITH CHRONIC GASTROINTESTINAL SYMPTOMS},
  author={Oana Andreea Belei and Camelia Dăescu and Tamara Marcela Marcovici and Andreea Viorica Militaru},
  year={2012}
}
Background: Various studies have described fecal markers as powerful markers of inflammation of the intestinal mucosa in patients with inflammatory bow el disease (IBD). Calprotectin is a calcium-binding pr otein found in abundance in neutrophils, where it account s for 60% of the protein in the cytosol . Aim: Several studies have compared fecal calprotectin with activity indexes a nd/or endoscopic/histological evaluation to confirm intes tinal inflammation in IBD patients. This study proposed… CONTINUE READING

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