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180 Unusual Hepatitis Cases in U.S. Kids; New NAFLD Recs; Celiac’s Cardiac Benefits?

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180 Unusual Hepatitis Cases in U.S. Kids; New NAFLD Recs; Celiac’s Cardiac Benefits?

The CDC now reports 180 suspected cases of unusual hepatitis in U.S. kids, an increase of 71 since their previous update, with adenovirus detected in about half of the cases; the percentage requiring liver transplants declined, however, from 15% to 9%, and no deaths have been reported since February.

Two researchers implicated so-called “SARS-CoV-2 superantigens” in these unexplained cases, arguing the hepatitis could be caused by intestinal effects of adenovirus in those with prior COVID infections. (Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Higher consumption of whole grains was associated with a lower risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a study from China found. (Clinical Nutrition)

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinology and American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases issued new guidelines on the diagnosis and management of NAFLD and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in primary care and endocrinology clinical settings. (AACE Endocrine Practice)

Patients with a history of celiac disease had lower likelihood of acute myocardial infarction and mortality, suggesting a potential protective effect. (Gastro Hep Advances)

Dye-based chromoendoscopy increased adenoma detection during colonoscopy, a meta-analysis found, supporting its use in clinical practice. (Gastrointestinal Endoscopy)

A patient navigation program in a safety-net health system was associated with faster linkage to care and treatment initiation in a diverse population of older adults with hepatitis C infection. (Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

  • Zaina Hamza is a staff writer for MedPage Today, covering Gastroenterology and Infectious disease. Chicago is her home.

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