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Diagnostic Accuracy of Transabdominal Ultrasound in detecting intestinal inflammation in paediatric IBD patients- a systematic review.

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Summary of "Diagnostic Accuracy of Transabdominal Ultrasound in detecting intestinal inflammation in paediatric IBD patients- a systematic review."

Currently used non-invasive tools for monitoring children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as faecal calprotectin, do not accurately reflect the degree of intestinal inflammation and do not provide information on disease location. Ultrasound (US) might be of added value. This systematic review aimed to assess the diagnostic test accuracy of transabdominal ultrasound (US) in detecting intestinal inflammation in children with IBD both in diagnostic and follow up setting.

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Name: Journal of Crohn's & colitis
ISSN: 1876-4479
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