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A 33-year-old female asked:

I've had pr bloodfor months (dark red), high faecal calprotectin (400), a ct shows possible fistula and slightly thick ileum. ibd bloods neg what isit?

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 41 years experience
Need endoscopy: The diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease is made by a clinical history, endoscopic findings and confirmatory testing, Although faecal calprotectin correlates significantly with disease activity in people with IBD, it can be false-positive in some conditions. Most importantly, intake of proton pump inhibitors (e.g. omeprazole) is associated with significantly elevated calprotectin value
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