The potential value of faecal lactoferrin as a screening test in hospitalized patients with diarrhoea.

@article{Langenberg2010ThePV,
  title={The potential value of faecal lactoferrin as a screening test in hospitalized patients with diarrhoea.},
  author={Daniel R van Langenberg and R B Gearry and H-L Wong and Mark Ward and Peter R. Gibson},
  journal={Internal medicine journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={40 12},
  pages={819-27}
}
BACKGROUND Nosocomial diarrhoea is common and its investigation carries a significant healthcare cost. This study aimed to determine the utility of faecal lactoferrin (FL), a readily measurable marker of intestinal inflammation, in hospitalized patients with diarrhoea. METHODS FL was quantified in consecutive faecal samples submitted to a hospital pathology laboratory. Patient data were extracted from hospital records. Receiver-operator curve (ROC) analysis was performed in a subset of… CONTINUE READING

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