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Hepatitis

Key Points about Hepatitis

  • Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver and can result in liver cell damage and destruction.
  • A child may contract hepatitis from exposure to a viral source.
  • Hepatitis is a concern because it often originates from a virus and is communicable (can be spread from your child to others).
  • Treatment for hepatitis varies depending on the underlying cause of the disease.
  • Proper hygiene is the key to preventing the spread of many diseases, including 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.

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