Sudden onset hepatitis in children

Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 Sep;19(9):553-554. doi: 10.1038/s41575-022-00652-4.


The recent increase in unexplained acute hepatitis in children in 2022 has focused attention on acute paediatric liver disease. We discuss emerging evidence and leading causal hypotheses in context with potential long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic for young children.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Hepatitis*
  • Humans