What patients and families need to know
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 treatmentservices for children with a variety of liver diseases. The program is coordinated through the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition.
We emphasize a personal approach to care, and the program's pediatric gastroenterologists workclosely with related specialists from the divisions of Radiology, Anesthesiology and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine to create an individual care plan for every patient.
Conditions treated in the Hepatology Program include:
- Drug-related hepatitis
- Infectious hepatitis (includinghepatitis 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 ResonantCholangiograms (MRCP) and liver biopsies if necessary.
Additionally, our Hepatology Program routinely follows patients who are listed forliver 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 liverdisease, provide them with an opportunity to ask questions, and help them cope with a child'sillness.