Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a term used to encompass various conditions characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The two primary forms of inflammatory bowel disease are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, which affect the digestive system.

Inflammatory bowel disease can cause significant gastrointestinal symptoms, leading to malnutrition and potential complications like fistulas (abnormal connections between organs) and an increased risk of developing cancer. As a result, researchers have been exploring novel therapies for IBD, and one potential avenue is the use of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs).

MSCs are currently being investigated as a promising treatment option for IBD. Studies have shown that MSCs can be safe and effective for perianal fistulizing Crohn’s disease (PFCD), a specific subtype of Crohn’s disease involving the formation of fistulas around the anus. These cells hold potential for therapeutic interventions and may provide new avenues for managing IBD.

IBD Inflammatory bowel disease (1)

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