Fecal Protein Tied to Worse GI Symptoms, Quality of Life in CF Children

Fecal Protein Tied to Worse GI Symptoms, Quality of Life in CF Children

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Fecal Protein Tied to Worse GI Symptoms, Quality of Life in CF Children

Elevated levels of fecal calprotectin protein, a biomarker for intestinal inflammation, was linked to worse gastrointestinal symptoms and quality of life in children with cystic fibrosis (CF), a study reports.  Measuring calprotectin may help clinicians better distinguish the source of gastrointestinal symptoms and impaired quality of life in CF, allowing for optimized treatments, the researchers said. The study,” Increased Fecal Calprotectin Is Associated with Worse Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Quality of Life Scores in Children with…

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