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IBD has no age

MedExpress Team

Medexpress

Published May 13, 2022 10:20

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This is the theme of the World Day of IBD (IBD), which takes place every May 19, and aims to draw attention to the problems of patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

The initiators of the celebration, the European Federation of Crohn's Disease and Colitis Ulceros Associations (EFCCA), and the "J-elita" Society in Poland, want to focus this year on the elderly (over 60) and see how Leśniowski's disease- Crohn's disease (L-C) and ulcerative colitis (UC) affect their quality of life and the need for care.

- The incidence of IBD in the elderly is increasing, and little is said about it - explains Magdalena Sajak-Szczerba, member of the board of EFCCA and the "J-elita" Society. - It is estimated that over the next decade, older patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease will make up more than a third of all people with IBD. However, there is little research to understand...

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