Diagnostic accuracy of fecal calprotectin assay in distinguishing organic causes of chronic diarrhea from irritable bowel syndrome: a prospective study in adults and children
- Autori: Carroccio, A.; Iacono, G.; Cottone, M.; Di Prima, L.; Cartabellotta, F.; Cavataio, F.; Scalici, C.; Montalto, G.; DI FEDE, G.; Rini, G.; Notarbartolo, A.; Averna, M.
- Anno di pubblicazione: 2003
- Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
- OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/184554
Fecal calprotectin (FC) has been proposed as a marker of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but few studies have evaluated its usefulness in patients with chronic diarrhea of various causes. We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of a FC assay in identifying "organic" causes of chronic diarrhea in consecutive adults and children.