World IBD Day History
World IBD Day seeks to raise awareness about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This disease includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. They are inflammations of the gastrointestinal tract, believed to be caused by a defective immune system. Treatment can include medication or surgery in severe cases. This day urges governments and healthcare professionals to take action and show support for those affected by IBD.
World IBD Day was established in 2010 by the European Federation of Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis. It is observed annually on 19 May.
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