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Posted by: Matthew Washam, MD, MPH on Feb 25, 2019


Hepatitis A is a virus that can cause acute inflammation of the liver. It is a vaccine-preventable infection. Before the introduction of routine childhood immunization with the hepatitis A vaccine, infections most commonly occurred in school-aged children.

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700 Children’s features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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What Parents Need to Know About Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

Nov 02, 2018

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare condition that has received much attention recently. The reports are scary, with most cases involving young healthy children who suffer from muscle weakness or paralysis that can last a long time. Read More