Idiopathic neonatal hepatitis and its differential diagnoses

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Idiopathic neonatal hepatitis (INH) is a diagnosis of exclusion. The definition of INH is simply inflammation and cholestasis in the liver in an infant <3 months of age for which a diagnosis cannot be found (Childhood liver disease research and education network. Thus, this chapter is written mainly from the perspective of the differential diagnosis of the three different clinical presentations of INH: neonatal acute liver failure, transient cholestasis with resolution, and chronic cholestasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiseases of the Liver in Children
Subtitle of host publicationEvaluation and Management
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781461490050
ISBN (Print)1461490049, 9781461490043
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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