Video capsule endoscopy may help predict Crohn’s flares

A Lewis score of 350 was associated with flares over the next two years, say study authors
Clare Pain
Capsule camera (Pillcam)

Regular surveillance by swallowing a video capsule may be the best predictor of flares in patients with quiescent Crohn’s disease, according to a new study.

Israeli researchers compared four different surveillance methods to find which best predicted flares over their two-year study: C-reactive protein levels, faecal calprotectin levels, magnetic resonance enterography and video capsule endoscopy in 61 patients.