Tag Archives: Neelam Mohan

What is viral croup?

Pediatric Update: (Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity) Croup (laryngotracheobronchitis) is the most common upper respiratory obstruction in childhood, with peak incidence at 2 years (range 6 months to 6 years). It … Continue reading

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What are the clinical manifestations of Wilson’s disease?

Pediatric Update: (Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity) Hepatic Asymptomatic hepatomegaly Isolated splenomegaly Persistently elevated serum aminotransferase activity (AST, ALT) Fatty liver Acute hepatitis Mimicking  autoimmune hepatitis Cirrhosis: compensated or decompensated Acute … Continue reading

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What are the common causes of ALF in adults?

Pediatric Update: (Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity) The common causes of ALF in adults in India are viral hepatitis (Hepatitis E > Hepatitis A), hepatitis B, drug induced, Wilson’s disease, autoimmune … Continue reading

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What are the common causes of ALF in a child?

Pediatric Update: (Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity) The common causes of ALF in a child in India are infective hepatitis (Hepatitis A is more than hepatitis E), hepatitis B, metabolic  causes, … Continue reading

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What is ALF?

Pediatric Update: (Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity) Acute liver failure is defined as severe functional impairment of hepatocytes with no pre-existing liver disease with coagulopathy not corrected by vitamin K. INR … Continue reading

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Should hepatitis A vaccine be given?

 Pediatric Update: (Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity) Hepatitis A vaccine is not routinely recommended. People who should be vaccinated include: All children starting at age 1 year (12–23 months) People aged … Continue reading

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What is the best vaccination schedule for hepatitis B?

 Pediatric Update: (Dr. Neelam Mohan, Director Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Medanta – The Medicity) The reasons for recommending hepatitis B vaccine, at birth. are firstly, people have a very high risk for developing chronic HBV infection if they … Continue reading

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