Chornic inflammatory diseases
La Marató de TV3 2002 brought us to the chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis at the hands of specialists and statements from patients.
Once more, the support of the public was translated into a significant injection of money into research in the field of chronic inflammatory diseases.
The chronic inflammatory diseases comprise a very wide-ranging group of disorders that share common characteristics: they cause inflammation in some part of the body with no apparent cause, their course is chronic, they often cause some kind of disability, and they can affect other parts of the body. The patient's quality of life worsens and there is uncertainty all the time in their daily activity. The disease usually follows a course of outbreaks that require frequent hospitalisation and make any daily activity difficult.