About Crohn’s and Colitis

I don’t want to repeat the Wikipedia article on Crohn’s and Colitis (aka IBD), but here are a few statistics I found on the CCFA site:

  • There are nearly 1 in 200 Americans living with IBD.
  • 70,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.
  • 150,000 (about 10 percent) of people with IBD are children under age 18.
  • Most people develop the diseases between ages 15 and 35.
  • Children under 18 are the fastest-growing patient population and are often the most severely impacted by the diseases.
  • 163 genes associated with IBD have been discovered, but their functions are still unknown.
  • Symptoms may include abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever, weight loss and fatigue.
  • Many patients have complications affecting other body parts—anemia from blood loss, inflammation of the eyes, joint pain, and more.
  • Approximately 20 percent of patients have another family member with Crohn’s or colitis.

And here is a marvelous infographic from behance.net:

For Web Viewing #BRKCrohnsProject-1

And here’s one on Ulcerative Colitis from healthplexus.com:

uc_infographic

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