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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Giving Smarter Guide

Jun 13, 2016

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a collection of diseases, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which result in chronic inflammation and damage along the lining and tissues of the digestive tract. The disease greatly affects an individual’s quality of life, causing symptomatic fatigue, abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stool, nausea, weight loss, with external manifestations such as joint pain, eye irritation, and skin rashes. Current treatments for IBD have allowed patients to better manage disease symptoms, but are limited in their ability to prevent or cure disease.

The Milken Institute Philanthropy Advisory Service has developed this Giving Smarter Guide for IBD to help patients, supporters, and other stakeholders understand the state of the science and make informed decisions when directing their philanthropic investments. Readers will be able to use this guide to pinpoint research solutions aligned with their interests.