Welcome to the Viral Hepatitis Clinical Care Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where our objective is to 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 well described, including:
The Viral Hepatitis Clinical Care Program at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has expertise in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of these viral infections. It 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.
The Viral Hepatitis Clinical Care Program is dedicated to infants, children, and young adults affected by viral hepatitis. The program provides a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of viral hepatitis. A hepatologist (doctor who has specific expertise in liver disease) who specializes in viral hepatitis will provide care for your child's liver disease.
Additional services such as referrals to psychologists, social workers, and dieticians are also available when necessary.
For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 1-866-KID-LIVR (1-866-543-5487) or view our appointments for times and locations near you.