Measuring Fecal Calprotectin Improves IBD Diagnosis in Children, Study Shows

Measuring Fecal Calprotectin Improves IBD Diagnosis in Children, Study Shows
Researchers have found the fecal calprotectin test improves correct diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children, and is even more effective than blood test markers. The study, “Use of Laboratory Markers in Addition to Symptoms for Diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children,” was published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Diagnosing children with IBD and being able to differentiate them from those with other gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, can be challenging. The currently used diagnostic tools rely first on patients’ history and a physical examination, but a definite diag
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