A 25-year-old female asked:
calprotectin is 71, ulcers in small bowel on pillcam, autoimmune symptoms, ibd blood work had elevated levels but didn't confirm. is this treatable yet? sister has crohns.
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Dr. Donald Colantino answered
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Treatable: It is thought that fecal calprotectin levels with Crohn's disease of the small bowel is lower than with colon involvement. However, there are no firm guidelines about calprotectin levels. Your gastroenterologist is best qualified to judge when treatment should be started, but from your statements I'd have a low threshold to begin treatment at this time. You could also seek a second opinion.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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