2020-05-19: World IBD Day
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are chronic digestive diseases that affect 5 million people worldwide with an increasing incidence. The most common forms of IBD are crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. As of now, there is no cure to IBD, the cause of the disease is unknown and the diagnostic gold standard is an invasive and costly procedure. In recent years, calprotectin has emerged as a promising parameter for IBD diagnosis. Calprotectin levels in stool correlate well with the severity of intestinal inflammation. Since it is a non-invasive and inexpensive procedure, both patients and health systems can benefit alike.