Determination of faecal inflammatory marker concentration as a noninvasive method of evaluation of pathological activity in children with inflammatory bowel diseases
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic and incurable inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The most common forms are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Etiology of those diseases has not been determined yet. Possible causes include patient’s genetic susceptibility and a defect in functioning of the immunological system of the gastrointestinal tract (gastrointestinal-associated lymphoid tissue – GALT).