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Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know

Pediatric Hepatitis

Key Points about Pediatric Hepatitis

  • Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It can damage and destroy liver cells.
  • Hepatitis in children can be caused by many things. Your child can get hepatitis by being exposed to a virus that causes it.
  • There are five main types of the hepatitis virus: A, B, C, D and E.
  • The most common symptoms of hepatitis include a yellowish color to the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice) and flu-like symptoms.
  • Some children don't have any symptoms.
  • Getting vaccinated and having good hygiene can prevent hepatitis.
Departments

Departments

Hepatology Program

Our 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 Nutrition.

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Our gastroenterology experts provide expert diagnosis and treatments for children with digestive, liver and nutrition disorders.