Here’s what you need to know about the hepatitis uptick in children

Uptick of children's hepatitis cases
Clusters of hepatitis cases in children

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Children’s Health

Here’s what you need to know: There’s been an unusual uptick in the number of cases of hepatitis in children. New data is showing that some children develop liver failure and two required liver transplants, the CDC said in a recent report. The good news here is that all of the children either recovered or are recovering.

Doctor’s Expert Insights

The big picture: Scientists have not been able to figure out the main reason as to why there’s been a cluster of hepatitis in children. But they think that it could be coming from a common type of a cold virus called an adenovirus.

Here’s what to do: Make sure you and your children are current on your hepatitis A and B vaccine.

And also, please keep in mind these cases of hepatitis are not related to COVID and COVID vaccines.

Content Reviewed & Approved by Dr. Puja

May 3, 2022

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