“It’s definitely challenging and concerning”: Oishei doctor treats baby boy with mysterious hepatitis condition

“It’s definitely challenging and concerning”: Oishei doctor treats baby boy with mysterious hepatitis condition

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) – News 4 heard from Oishei Children’s Hospital on how doctors treated a baby with a mysterious case of hepatitis — the first suspected case to be reported in the area. The CDC is investigating 109 cases of hepatitis in children, including five deaths, in 25 states and territories, but experts are not sure why kids are getting sick. Dr. Osama Almadhoun, chief of Oishei Children’s division of gastroenterology and nutrition, who treated the boy, said the baby is in good health. After three days of treatment last month, the baby’s family was allowed to take him home. The baby initially had symptoms no parent wants to see — fever, vomiting and diarrhea. It was discovered that the baby had hepatitis, which is inflammation of the liver. …
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