Frequently Asked Clinical Questions
Our pediatric experts offer answers to your frequently asked clinical questions. These brief but informative answers to the most common pediatric problems will hopefully save you time on the phone. You may want to print and share them with your partners or file the answers for future reference. Please email questions to us and we will try to include them here.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
- I have a patient with elevated transaminases. What conditions should be ruled out before diagnosing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?
- I care for a newborn whose mother has hepatitis C. What is the risk of transmission of hepatitis C to the baby, and how should I follow this infant?
- Recently, a Southeast Asian child who was adopted has come into my practice and they were found to be hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive. What further screening tests should be done and how should this child be followed?
- I have an obese adolescent in my practice and the patient has an elevated ALT much higher than the AST. What should I do now?
- An adolescent has isolated indirect hyperbilirubinemia. What is the most likely diagnosis?
- I have a two month-old baby with blood streaks in the stool. What should I do?
- I have a patient who may be gluten intolerant. What should I do?