Use of C-reactive protein in children with newly diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease

J Pediatr. 2011 Aug;159(2):340-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.04.028. Epub 2011 Jun 8.


C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker for inflammation, was evaluated with other routine blood tests in children with newly diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease. Evaluation of CRP level helped identify additional patients found to have inflammatory bowel disease at endoscopy, although a sizeable number of patients with mild ulcerative colitis had a normal CRP level.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers / blood
  • C-Reactive Protein / biosynthesis*
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Early Diagnosis*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / blood
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Male
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Severity of Illness Index


  • Biomarkers
  • C-Reactive Protein