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Tests To Cure Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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Calprotectin : Differentiation between IBD and IBS

• About 20% of patients with recurrent, non-specific gastrointestinal symptoms suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Calprotectin assures high clinical value
• High sensitivity 97.7%     • Positive Predictive Value (PPV) 0.96
• High specificity 89.8%     • Negative Predictive Value (NPV) 0.95

• Calprotectin minimizes the number of false positive results and reduces the number of unneccesary biopsies

• For monitoring disease activity and for a prediction of relapse during clinical remission

• In recent studies, it was possible to predict relapse in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.1, 2


1. Tibble JA et al (2000). Surrogate markers of intestinal inflammation are predictive of relapse in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology 119: 15-22
2. D’Inca R et al (2005). Can Calprotectin predict relapse in inflammatory bowel disease? Gastroenterology 128 (suppl): A307

Helicobacter Pylori

Helicobacter Pylori

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is associated with
• Peptic Ulcer     • Chronic Gastritis
• Duodenitis     • Gastritic Cancer

• In patients with gastritis, eradication of bacteria leads to healing of anatomical lesion

• IgG levels rise with infection and remain constantly high until the infection is eliminated

• Efficacy of Antimicrobial therapy can be monitored with changes in specific antibodies

• As IgA levels decrease more rapidly than IgG, this parameter can be useful in follow-up of patients


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