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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Henderson, P. et al. (2012 August 2). The Diagnostic Accuracy of Fecal Calprotectin During the Investigation of Suspected Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Medscape Today News from The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2012;107(6):941-949. [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/766411 through http://www.medscape.com. Accessed August 2012.

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Tebo, A. (2012 March). Inflammatory Bowel Disease – IBD. ARUP Consult [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.arupconsult.com/Topics/IBD.html through http://www.arupconsult.com. Accessed August 2012.

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