Inflammatory bowel disease

Published on February 29, 2016   35 min

A selection of talks on Immunology & Inflammation

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My name is Ole Haagen Nielson, I'm Professor of Medicine at Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, which is an East Danish Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. And I will talk about those diseases in the following.
Inflammatory bowel diseases or IBD consists of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, which are the two most prevailed diseases, together with microscopic colitis, which is also rather frequent in elderly persons and a number of other more rare diseases.
So inflammatory bowel diseases are more frequent in some parts of the world than in others and this slide shows that especially in Western Europe and in North America, it's rather frequent.
The development of ulcerative colitis over the years, this slide shows ulcerative colitis prevalence before 1960.
And so this slide shows between '60 and '79.
And this shows from '80 to 2008. And you should know that it is the same the diagnostic criteria which has been used. So it is being more and more frequent and it is the same figures for Crohn's disease.
When we talk about ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, then they are more or less equal between the sexes. And the age of onset is the fertile age, especially. The 20s and the 30s, most often the diseases appear.