International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2019)

Calprotectin as a Fecal Marker for Diagnosis and Follow-up in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis


Mohammed M Nussier, Kamal S Ibraheem, Hosni A Younis, Mahmoud M Bazeed

Background and study Aims: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a lifelong intestinal inflammatory condition of unknown a etiology. Faecal calprotectin has been proposed as a non-invasive surrogate marker of intestinal inflammation in UC. This study was designed to evaluate the fecal calprotectin as a marker for diagnosis of UC and its remission and exacerbation. Patients and Methods: 60 patients were selected. 40 patients of them had ulcerative colitis (Group I). Group I was evaluated during active UC (GIa), and after remission (G1b). Group II included 20 patients age and sex matched without ulcerative colitis as control.
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