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Chronic Granulomatous Disorder-Associated Colitis Can Be Accurately Evaluated with MRI Scans and Fecal Calprotectin Level

Lowe, DM; Smith, PJ; Moreira, F; Workman, S; Braggins, H; Koukias, N; Buckland, MS; ... Murray, CD; + view all (2019) Chronic Granulomatous Disorder-Associated Colitis Can Be Accurately Evaluated with MRI Scans and Fecal Calprotectin Level. Journal of Clinical Immunology 10.1007/s10875-019-00651-2. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

PURPOSE: Colitis is a common and serious complication of chronic granulomatous disorder (CGD) and requires assessment. Colonoscopy is invasive and carries risks of serious complication. We therefore assessed non-invasive monitoring via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We also evaluated fecal calprotectin (FCP), the Harvey-Bradshaw index (HBI) clinical score, and serum cytokines. METHODS: We recruited 10 patients with CGD (8 males, mean age 29.6 years), scored a modified HBI, and obtained stool for FCP. The following day we took blood for cytokine measurement via Luminex, performed MR enterography (scored by two independent radiologists using three systems: London score, CDMI, and MaRIA) followed by colonoscopy with disease activity measurement via ulcerative colitis endoscopic index of severity (UCEIS). We assessed patient experience after each investigation and overall preference with follow-up questionnaires. RESULTS: MRI scores correlated well with colonoscopic gold standard (for London score R2 0.91, p < 0.0001; for CDMI R2 0.83, p = 0.0006; for MaRIA R2 0.89, p = 0.0002). MRI was better tolerated and generally preferred, quicker, and visualized the entire large bowel whereas colonoscopy did not reach the terminal ileum in 3 participants. Elevated FCP accurately differentiated patients with colitis from those without, and log(calprotectin) correlated well with disease activity (R2 0.71, p = 0.009). Serum interleukin (IL)-12 concentration correlated with colitis activity but IL-1β and TNF did not. Harvey-Bradshaw index did not correlate with colitis activity. CONCLUSIONS: MRI and fecal calprotectin are useful methods for monitoring CGD colitis and should reduce the need for colonoscopy in these patients. IL-12 may represent an appropriate target for treatment.

Type: Article
Title: Chronic Granulomatous Disorder-Associated Colitis Can Be Accurately Evaluated with MRI Scans and Fecal Calprotectin Level
Location: Netherlands
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s10875-019-00651-2
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10875-019-00651-2
Language: English
Additional information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Keywords: Non-invasive assessment, endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, radiology
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Infection and Immunity
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Department of Imaging
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Infection, Immunity and Inflammation Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10075750
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