Increased Fecal Calprotectin in Preterm Infants with Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Aydemir G., Cekmez F., Tanju I. A., Canpolat F. E., Genc F. A., Yildirim S., ...More

CLINICAL LABORATORY, vol.58, pp.841-844, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.7754/clin.lab.2012.111214
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.841-844
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Necrotizing entrocolitis (NEC) remains a potentially fatal disease in premature infants despite the recent advances in neonatal care. It is a disease with a multifactorial etiology leading to the one common final pathway of necrosis and inflammmation of the neonatal intestine.