How does Children's Hospital Colorado treat hepatitis C?
Many hepatitis C patients spontaneously clear the virus without treatment. The virus may cause a more severe infection or become chronic, causing liver scarring (cirrhosis) over the years or increase the risk of liver cancer. People with other underlying liver disease also have a higher risk of complications if also infected with hepatitis C.
Children's Colorado also offers medical therapies for children with chronic hepatitis C infection. These therapies are usually given for 6-12 months. The liver specialist will decide if and when medical therapy is indicated.
Why choose Children's Colorado for hepatitis treatment?
The Digestive Health Institute is consistently ranked among the top in the nation in U.S. News & World Report for treatment of digestive disorders. We are one of the only Pediatric Liver Centers in the nation that has six board-certified hepatologists (liver specialists), as well as a nationally-recognized Infectious Disease team with expertise in infectious hepatitis.