Journal article

Serological antibodies in inflammatory bowel disease: A systematic review

Lani Prideaux, Peter De Cruz, Siew C Ng, Michael A Kamm

INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2012

Abstract

The diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is traditionally based on a combination of clinical, endoscopic, histological, and radiological criteria. However, further testing is needed in cases of diagnostic uncertainty and in predicting disease course. This systematic review focuses on the potential for 10 serological antibodies to fill these roles: pANCA, ASCA, anti-OmpC, anti-CBir1, anti-I2, ALCA, ACCA, AMCA, anti-L, and anti-C. We discuss their prevalence in IBD and health; their role in disease diagnosis and risk stratification; their stability over time; their presence in unaffected relatives; their association with genetic variants; and differences across ethnic groups. Serologi..

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