Can liver disease in kids be avoided?

Liver diseases in children have a huge spectrum of causes ranging from inborn errors of metabolism, infective and acquired, etc. Around 30% of liver disorders in children in India are constituted by neonatal cholestasis (liver disorders of newborn and early infancy).

Most liver disorders during the neonatal stage of life can be treated before the condition worsens. If any unusual symptoms are visible, it is advisable to consult a paediatric gastroenterologist.

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