Once assumed to be an adults-only health problem, many liver disorders and diseases also, or only, appear in children.

Some are present at birth; others occur during childhood and adolescence. Damage to the liver can also develop as a result of other illnesses, such as cystic fibrosis.

As with adult patients, treatments are designed to improve the quality of life, and halt or reverse damage to the liver. When these fail, transplant is often the only remaining option.

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Children's Liver Association for Support Services
Support services for families coping with pediatric liver disease and transplantation.
Children's Liver Disease Foundation
Information and support for families of children with liver disease. Includes jaundice and hepatitis, research, and fact-sheets.
eMedicine - Hepatitis A
Clinical article discusses HAV in general and specific pediatric symptoms, treatment, and follow-up care.
eMedicine Health: Newborn Jaundice
Information on causes, symptoms, and treatment. Includes when to see a doctor, exams, and tests.
Liver Families
International online support group for families whose lives have been touched by pediatric liver disease and transplant. Includes a forum.
Pediatric OnCall: Nutrition in Liver Diseases
Dietary recommendations for hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatic encephalopathy. Discusses how the liver processes specific types of food.
Pediatric OnCall: Treatment of Jaundice
Offers a time-tested homemade remedy for the treatment of jaundice.
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