Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spain reports first deaths from acute hepatitis in children

Spain has reported its first two deaths from acute hepatitis, or liver inflammation, among children—an illness whose causes are unknown and is being monitored by world health officials.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why the mystery hepatitis in children may have been here all along

The children typically show up at hospitals scattered across the country, one or two at a time, with symptoms like unexplained vomiting, diarrhea and jaundice. These are the classic signs of hepatitis—inflammation of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hepatitis outbreak among kids: What parents should know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating an apparent outbreak of severe viral hepatitis among young children. On May 18, the CDC reported 180 patients in the United States were being investigated ...

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