Children's specialists are experts in many different types of pediatric hepatitis, or liver inflammation.
Children's National's Hepatology Program provides specialized diagnostic, evaluation, and treatment
services for children with a variety of liver diseases. The program is coordinated through the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and
We emphasize a personal approach to care, and the program's pediatric gastroenterologists work
closely with related specialists from the divisions of Radiology, Laboratory Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Pathology to create an individual care plan for every patient.
Conditions treated in the Hepatology Program include:
- Drug-related hepatitis
- Infectious hepatitis (including
hepatitis B and C)
- Metabolic hepatitis (such as Wilson's Disease)
- Neonatal hepatitis
- Steatohepatitis (fatty liver)
- TPN-related hepatitis
Our advanced services include radiologic studies, including sonograms, Magnetic Resonant
Cholangiograms (MRCP) and liver biopsies if necessary.
Additionally, our Hepatology Program routinely follows patients who are listed for
liver transplantation and have already received transplantation.
A Program to Meet the Needs of Families
Children's National offers weekly clinics for patients and their families to teach them more about liver
disease, provide them with an opportunity to ask questions, and help them cope with a child's
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Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.
Pediatric specialists work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family.
Children’s National offers resources for families to help answer questions and ease their experience.