Hepatitis in children: symptoms, possible causes and treatment
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Hepatitis in children: symptoms, possible causes and treatment

Lynne Pearce , Health journalist

The number of cases of hepatitis in children has risen, particularly in those under five years, but nurses can offer care and support to children and families

There has been a rise in cases of sudden onset hepatitis in children since January. According to an update on a technical briefing from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) in June, there have been 260 cases of acute non-A-E hepatitis identified in children aged under 16, as of 13 June.

Emergency Nurse. 30, 4, 10-11. doi: 10.7748/en.30.4.10.s3

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