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Hepatitis Cases in Kids Have Scientists Hunting for Answers

Hepatitis Cases in Kids Have Scientists Hunting for Answers

In January 2022, doctors in Scotland noticed a worrying trend: a scattering of cases of severe hepatitis in kids between 1 and 5 years old. The children were presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms—abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting—followed by the onset of jaundice. To see such acute hepatitis (a broad term that essentially describes inflammation of the liver) …

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UNDERSTAND IT ALL – Why are the cases of acute hepatitis detected in children worrying scientists?

More than 169 cases of acute hepatitis have been detected over the past few weeks in around ten European countries. Experts wonder about this inflammation of the liver, the origin of which remains unknown. The phenomenon is spreading and worrying. More than 169 cases of acute hepatitis affecting children have been detected across ten European …

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Unknown hepatitis in children: a phenomenon that is spreading but still remains unexplained

Unknown hepatitis in children: a phenomenon that is spreading but still remains unexplained

Outside Europe, Israel (12 cases) and the United States (at least 9) extend the list. Affected children ranged in age from one month to 16 years old, but most were under 10 years old, and many under 5 years old. None of them had comorbidity, but kidney transplants had to be performed on 17 young …

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Mysterious childhood hepatitis: the first death reported in the UK

Mysterious childhood hepatitis: the first death reported in the UK

The World Health Organization has announced the death of a British child, suffering from acute hepatitis. Since April 5, cases of acute childhood hepatitis, of unknown origin, are increasing in Europe. Currently, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports 169 cases identified, in almost 12 countries different. If until now, all the affected patients managed to …

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