Clinical Recommendations for Adenovirus Testing and Reporting of Children with Acute Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating a cluster of children identified with hepatitis and adenovirus infection. CDC has recommended that U.S. clinicians who encounter pediatric patients with hepatitis of unknown etiology to consider adenovirus testing and to report such cases to state public health authorities and CDC. While there have been case reports of hepatitis in immunocompromised children with adenovirus type 41 infection in the past, adenovirus type 41 is not known to be a cause of hepatitis in otherwise healthy children. More common causes for hepatitis have been ruled out. During this COCA Call, presenters will discuss the unknown etiology of patients under investigation, progress of the investigation, and how clinicians can continue to support these efforts through testing and reporting.


L. Amanda Ingram, MPH
Epidemiologist Supervisor
Infectious Diseases & Outbreaks Division
Alabama Department of Public Health

Jacqueline Tate, PhD
Epidemiology Team Lead, Viral Gastroenteritis Branch
Division of Viral Diseases
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Helena Gutierrez, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Liver Transplant Program
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Elizabeth A. Moulton, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Transplant Infectious Diseases
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital

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Thursday, May 19, 2022,
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