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Liver Disease and Transplant

A Program Designed Just for Kids

The Pediatric Liver Disease and Transplant Program at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, part of the Detroit Medical Center,  provides a continuum of care for children and teens with liver disease. From expert evaluation and medical management of liver disease to living-donor and deceased-donor liver transplantation, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is metropolitan Detroit’s leader in pediatric liver disease care. Division specialists work closely with other pediatric subspecialists including Gastroenterology and Hematology/Oncology


• To see a specialist call (313) 745-KIDS •

The ABC's of a Liver--Learn About the Largest Solid Organ in Your Body!

Does Your Child Have Liver Disease?

Talk to your doctor if your child exhibits the following common symptoms of liver disease. 
  • Jaundice. A yellowing of the skin and eyes.
  • Cholestasis
  • Liver enlargement
  • Portal hypertension
  • Esophageal varices
  • Ascites. A fluid buildup in the abdominal cavity.
  • Liver encephalopathy
  • Liver failure       

What to expect if your child needs a liver transplant.

Common Liver Conditions Treated

Pediatric hepatologists (liver doctors) and transplant surgeons on the medical staff at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan treat children and teens with every type of liver disease.

Conditions treated include:

Acute liver failure, Alagille syndrome, Alpha one antitrypsin deficiency,Autoimmune hepatitis, Biliary atresia, Caroli syndrome, Cholestasis, Cirrhosis, Cystic fibrosis liver disease, Elevated liver enzymes, End stage liver disease, Fatty liver disease, Fulminant hepatic failure, FNH (Focal nodular hyperplasia), Hepatic Encephalopathy, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatoblastoma, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Hepatoma, Jaundice/Yellow jaundice, Liver cancer, Liver failure, Liver tumors, Low platelets, Metabolic liver disease, Portal hypertension, Primary sclerosing cholangitis, Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis, TPN Cholestasis, Tyrosinemia, Varices and Wilson's disease.

Expert Care

The Physicians on the medical staff of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Pediatric Liver Disease and Transplant Program have provided medical management to hundreds of children with liver disease and have extensive experience performing liver transplants.

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