IDEAS Kids

E-Course Kids Teens and IBD

I put together a new e-course that is tailored just for young people who have IBD and their parents. Kids are not just little versions of adults, especially when it comes to treating chronic illness.

Kids are being diagnosed with IBD in greater and greater numbers, yet there is still not much research on how to treat them. Even more scant is information about the social challenges that kids, teens, and young adults who have IBD face every day.

In this e-course you will learn more about how IBD is treated in young people, and how they can meet the challenges that IBD poses for them at school and in social situations. Sign up for the e-course here….

Pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease IBD

The inflammatory bowel disease is chronic inflammatory disease of gastrointestinal tract that include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Recent advances have provided substantial insight into the maintenance of mucosal immunity and the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. Cellular programs responsible for intestinal homeostasis use diverse intracellular and intercellular networks to promote immune tolerance, inflammation or epithelial restitution.

Complex interfaces integrate local host and microbial signals to activate appropriate effector programs selectively and even drive plasticity between these programs. In addition, genetic studies and mouse models have emphasized the role of genetic predispositions and how they affect interactions with microbial and environmental factors, leading to pro-colitogenic perturbations of the host commensal relationship.