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2021 Dec 01

Am J Gastroenterol


Suppl 1

P019 Not All Fecal Calprotectin is Specific for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.


Gueorguieva I, Jacobs R, Piper M
Am J Gastroenterol. 2021 Dec 01; 116(Suppl 1):S5.
PMID: 35006148.


Introduction:Fecal calprotectin is a known inflammatory marker used to evaluate patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). In fact, ACG Clinical Guideline for management of Crohn's disease recommend fecal calprotectin (FC) as a helpful test to distinguish IBD versus functional disorder such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Studies have also shown association of fecal calprotectin with colon cancer. Recent study proposed fecal calprotectin could be a reliable marker for ruling out organic disease with high negative predictive value.