Inflammatory bowel diseases are incurable conditions that feature gut inflammation. Standard markers have inadequate sensitivity and specificity. S100A12 is a new fecal marker that has promise as a non-invasive indicator of gut inflammation. This article reviews recent studies focusing on S100A12 and highlights the current and potential roles of this biomarker.
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