Liver Disease Program

Liver disease can strike children for a wide variety of reasons. 

Babies may inherit liver disease, despite having healthy parents. Congenital problems in which the bile ducts don’t develop normally also can cause liver problems in babies. In addition, infections — including hepatitis A, B and C — and drug reactions may lead to childhood liver disorders. Obesity also is a leading cause of pediatric liver disease.

Our team approach

A diagnosis of liver disease can be stressful and challenging for families. We work quickly to develop an accurate diagnosis and support the patient and family with information, understanding and compassion. We use a team approach to provide education, support and ongoing disease management.

Staff members in the liver disease program are experts in pediatric liver disease. Our team includes pediatric hepatologists, pediatric nurse clinicians, pediatric nurse practitioners, pediatric dietitians, pediatric psychologists, social workers, pharmacists and radiologists.

Conditions we address

We offer diagnosis and treatment for:

  • Alagille syndrome
  • Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Biliary atresia
  • Cirrhosis
  • Elevated liver enzymes
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Jaundice/cholestatic liver diseases
  • Metabolic liver diseases, including:
  • Maple syrup urine disease
  • Methylmalonic acidemia
  • Ornithine Transcarbamylase deficiencies
  • Glycogen storage disease
  • Total parenteral nutrition cholestasis
  • Hepatitis
  • Wilson’s disease
  • Liver transplant