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17 AUGUST 2020

Liver Week 2020

Did you know there are over 100 types of liver diseases? As the American Liver Foundation, our mission is to promote education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. That means all liver disease. We work to fulfill our mission by meeting the...

Shikha Sundaram
24 APRIL 2020

Pediatric Fatty Liver Disease

What is Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)? NAFLD is a spectrum of diseases that all begin with excess fat deposition in the liver. As the disease becomes more severe, inflammation or irritation of the liver occurs and then scar tissue (fibrosis) accumulates. The disease is then referred to as...

Michael Narkewicz
24 APRIL 2020

Hepatitis C in Children

Hepatitis C infection (HCV) is a chronic viral infection of the liver that affects upwards of 1-2 percent of adults. Fortunately, in children and adolescents, hepatitis C is less common, but it remains a significant health issue. In this article I will address the most common questions about hepatitis...

Mic
10 FEBRUARY 2018

Pediatric Liver Disease Conference

Guest Speakers and Presentations Philip Rosenthal, MD, ALF Conference Chair Professor of Pediatrics & Surgery, Director, Pediatric Clinical Research, Director, Pediatric Hepatology and Liver Transplant Research, Director, Pediatric Hepatology University of California, San Francisco Emily Perito, MD “A Silent Epidemic: NASH; Fatty Liver Disease in American Children” Assistant Professor, Pediatric...