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.