Value of fecal calprotectin as a biomarker for juvenile polyps in children investigated with colonoscopy

Ingunn Olafsdottir, Artur Nemeth, Ester Lö Rinc, E. Tóth, Daniel Agardh

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Abstract

Objectives: The clinical presentation of colonic juvenile polyps with abdominal discomfort and occult rectal bleedings make them difficult to recognize. The aim of this study was to report the clinical features of colonic juvenile polyps in children referred to colonoscopy and evaluate fecal calprotectin (FCP) as a screening biomarker for their diagnosis. Methods: The study included a total of 266 children (range 3.1-19.0 years, median age 15.8 years) investigated with ileocolonoscopy; of whom, 239 (89%) were investigated for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). FCPs were analyzed as a marker of colonic inflammation, and levels

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Volume62
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • calprotectin
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • juvenile polyp

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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