Avoid Endoscopy in Children With Suspected Inflammatory Bowel Disease Who Have Normal Calprotectin Levels

Anke Heida*, Gea A. Holtman, Yvonne Lisman-van Leeuwen, Marjolein Y. Berger, Patrick F. van Rheenen

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Abstract

In children with suspected inflammatory bowel disease, adding calprotectin stool testing to the screening strategy has been recommended to distinguish organic from nonorganic disease. In this cohort study with historical controls, we could not confirm that screening with stool calprotectin improves the diagnostic yield (ratio inflammatory bowel disease-positive endoscopies and total number of endoscopies); however, in patients with normal fecal calprotectin levels (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-49
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Volume62
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan-2016

Keywords

  • calprotectin
  • diagnostic yield
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • S100A8/A9
  • FECAL CALPROTECTIN
  • METAANALYSIS

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