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Faecal lactoferrin is a useful biomarker for mucosal healing in patients with ulcerative colitis during granulocyte and monocyte adsorptive apheresis therapy.

T Sagawa 1S Kakizaki 1T Tomizawa 1T Nakayama 1H Tanaka 1H Tojima 1K Sato 1M Kusano 2S Okamura 3M Yamada 1,Colorectal Dis. 2016 Jul;18(7):696-702. 

The faecal lactoferrin level is a useful biomarker of the mucosal findings in ulcerative colitis. Although endoscopy is the gold standard, the faecal lactoferrin level can be used as a biomarker during GMA therapy in patients with ulcerative colitis.

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