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  1. Dirk Foell
  1. Correspondence to Professor Dirk Foell, University Children's Hospital Muenster, Albert-Schweitzer-Str. 33, Muenster 48149, Germany; dfoell{at}

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We read the letter by Brinar et al with interest.1 The authors of this letter confirm elevated S100A12 serum concentrations in inflammatory bowel disease but they could not find a correlation between disease activity and S100A12 serum levels. The differences to our study published in 2003 can be easily explained by the ELISA systems used in the different studies. Brinar et al were using a prototypic …

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