Cancer Antigen 125 Levels in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases


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Ataseven H. , Ozturk Z. A. , Arhan M., Yuksel O., Koklu S., Ibis M., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL LABORATORY ANALYSIS, vol.23, no.4, pp.244-248, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jcla.20323
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL LABORATORY ANALYSIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.244-248

Abstract

Background: Cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) is a tumor marker used for the diagnosis and monitoring of ovarian carcinoma. It can also be elevated in endometriosis, inflammations, and in nongynecological malignancies. Up to date, serum CA-125 levels in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) have not been studied before. Aim: To assess the levels of CA-125 in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD).