Digestive Topics : Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A is caused by a virus and is typically caught by close contact with an infected person or by ingesting contaminated food or water. Over 25,000 cases per year are reported in the United States. To learn more about Hepatitis A in children and the Hepatitis A vaccine, download the GIKids Fact Sheet on Hepatitis A.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: This information from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) is intended only to provide general information and not as a definitive basis for diagnosis or treatment in any particular case. It is very important that you consult your doctor about your specific condition.