UK: 18 more children diagnosed with sudden onset hepatitis, total now 240

“Active investigations have identified a further 18 confirmed cases since the last update on 27 May, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to 240, as of 7 June.”...More...

Pediatric acute liver failure associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection

“We describe the case of a 3-year-old previously healthy female who developed acute liver failure secondary to type 2 autoimmune hepatitis preceded by mild infection with SARS-CoV-2”

Although elevated liver enzymes are common in hospitalized children with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, pediatric acute liver failure is an uncommon manifestation of COVID-19 disease....More...

France excludes SARS-CoV-2 in case definition file for hepatitis in kids

In a bizarre twist to the hepatitis in children story we covered earlier this week, we have learned that the French Health Department are now specifically excluding SARS-CoV-2 virus infections as a possible cause for hepatitis in the official case definition file....More...

2021: Association between SARs-CoV-2 infection and acute hepatitis in children *1 UPDATE*

May 2021: “Our case suggests an unreported association between acute SARs-CoV-2 infection and acute hepatitis in children, thus supporting the notion that evaluation of liver enzymes during hospitalization for SARs-CoV-2 infection is also indicated in pediatric age....More...