Welcome to the Viral Hepatitis Clinical Care Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where we provide state-of-the-art care for your child.
Viral hepatitis is a classification of infections that directly attack the liver and can cause inflammation. Some types of viral hepatitis produce short-term problems (acute) of the liver, and people can recover from these without long-term issues. Other types of viral hepatitis produce chronic or long-term issues. Five types of viral hepatitis are most common, including:
Specialists at CHOP's Viral Hepatitis Clinical Care Program are experts in diagnosing, treating, and preventing these viral infections in infants, children and young adults. Our program is part of the Fred and Suzanne Biesecker Pediatric Liver Center, an internationally recognized leader in the care and research of children with liver disease.
A hepatologist (doctor who has specific expertise in liver disease) who specializes in viral hepatitis will provide care for your child's liver disease, and coordinate with other specialists when needed. Additional services such as referrals to psychologists, social workers, and dieticians are also available when necessary.
Team members from the Viral Hepatitis Clinical Care Program participate in a number of clinical trials, which allows us to offer our patients cutting-edge treatment for viral hepatitis.
To schedule or change an appointment, call 215-590-3630.
For other questions or information, call 1-866-KID-LIVR (1-866-543-5487).
Reviewed by: Jessica Wen, MD
Date: December 2013
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