Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease News and Updates

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The Next Frontier of Care for VEO-IBD

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Very early onset inflammatory bowel disease was virtually unheard of just a decade ago. Today, a variety of personalized therapies exist, and potential curative gene therapies are on the horizon.

Walk for Hope 2021 Virtual Event Recap

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Walk for Hope virtual participants playing in the grass

Nearly 400 people joined the 2021 Walk for Hope, a week-long virtual event to raise funds to support inflammatory bowel disease research and care at CHOP.

IBD Education Day 2021 Recap

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IBD patient Lacey and her mom

CHOP’s Center for Pediatric IBD held a day of virtual speakers and discussion groups to better support families dealing with inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.

Understanding the Differences, Similarities of IBD and IBS

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Figure 1. Overlapping and distinct symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.

While the presentation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may be very similar, there are clinical clues and diagnostic tools that can help make the crucial distinction between these two conditions.