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