Evaluation of the Relationship between Mucosal Diseases and Faecal Calprotectin Levels in Children who Underwent Upper Gastrointestinal System Endoscopy


BARAN M., ÇAĞAN APPAK Y., ARSLAN F. D. , SOLAKOĞLU KAHRAMAN D., KARAKOYUN M. , EMİR B., ...More

The Journal of Pediatric Research, vol.7, pp.185-191, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jpr.galenos.2019.65049
  • Title of Journal : The Journal of Pediatric Research
  • Page Numbers: pp.185-191
  • Keywords: Calprotectin, children, gastritis, esophagitis, CELIAC-DISEASE, INFLAMMATION, MARKER, CLASSIFICATION, GASTRITIS

Abstract

Aim: In this study, the correlation of faecal calprotectin (FC) levels with endoscopic and histopathological findings was evaluated in children who underwent upper gastrointestinal system (UGIS) endoscopy. Materials and Methods: The patients aged 4-18 years admitted to our endoscopy unit were included in this study. Faecal samples were collected on the day participants presented for the study. A calprotectin assay was performed on the faecal samples usingenzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits. FC levels were compared with those of children with normal histopathology.