World Hepatitis Day and Hepatitis content on AboutKidsHealth.com

Over the next few months, CAPHC Conversations will be featuring articles and resources from the AboutKidsHealth website.  For more information on AboutKidsHealth, check out their website, or contact Sean Schurr at sean.schurr@sickkids.ca.

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World Hepatitis Day is marked each year on July 28. Hepatitis is a disease that affects the liver. There are a number of different ways children can contract hepatitis such as by eating or drinking contaminated foods or liquids, through contact with blood or bodily fluids of an infected person or at birth from the mother. A person’s genes can also play a role in the development of autoimmune hepatitis.

AboutKidsHealth has recently developed a series of articles on hepatitis covering the following topics:

·         Hepatitis A

·         Hepatitis B

·         Hepatitis C

·         Autoimmune hepatitis

In addition to general information on hepatitis B and hepatitis C, AKH also provides age-appropriate information for children and teenagers about their condition, diagnosis, and life-long management and necessary adjustments.

AboutKidsHealth features more than 3,500 articles on common and complex paediatric conditions, created in collaboration with experts from The Hospital for Sick Children.

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The CAPHC team is always interested in learning more about what is happening in the paediatric health care community. If you have a program, event, website, or initiative that you would like to share with the country, email info@caphc.org for more information.