Idiopathic Neonatal Hepatitis and Its Differential Diagnoses

  • Kathleen B. Schwarz


“Idiopathic neonatal hepatitis” (INH) is a diagnosis of exclusion. The definition of INH is simply inflammation and cholestasis in the liver in an infant <3 months of age for which a diagnosis cannot be found (Childhood liver disease research and education network. Thus, this chapter is written mainly from the perspective of the differential diagnosis of the three different clinical presentations of INH: neonatal acute liver failure, transient cholestasis with resolution, and chronic cholestasis.


Liver Biopsy Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Biliary Atresia Acute Liver Failure Choledochal Cyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsThe Charlotte R. Bloomberg Johns Hopkins Children’s CenterBaltimoreUSA

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