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Pediatric Liver Disease


Facts-At-A-Glance

  • Approximately 15,000 hospitalizations occur each year for pediatric liver disease in the U.S.
  • Incidence of all causes of neonatal liver disease may be as high as 1 in 2500 live births in the U.S.
  • Biliary atresia incidence is 1 in 10,000 live births in the U.S. and there are approximately 300 new cases each year
  • As many as 1 in 250 children is infected with hepatitis C in the U.S.
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease affects up to 10% of all children in the U.S.
  • In 2010, 560 children had a liver transplant in the U.S.

Resources

The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Liver Families

Texas Children's Hospital

Pennsylvania Department of Health Immunization Programs

Pennsylvania Department of Health Hepatitis Program

PA Newborn Screening Services

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Pediatric Alliance

Page updated: July 3rd, 2012