Pediatric Liver Intensive Care: Overview
Paediatric liver diseases are often genetically inherited and typically manifest as soon as the child is born or even later in childhood. There is a wide spectrum of acquired liver problems in children as well. These conditions require urgent and specialized care to ensure that the child receives appropriate treatment and can lead a normal healthy life.
Children could be born with a varied number of liver conditions. These conditions can be structural or functional in origin which can progress to end stage liver failure where liver transplant is the most effective and long-term solution. The advancement of medical sciences, proficiency of our surgeons and expertise of our paediatric liver intensivists allows us to employ liver transplant as a best available option for several liver-related conditions in paediatric population.
Why Choose Us?
The Department of Paediatric Liver Intensive Care at Global Hospital, Mumbai provides comprehensive and advance liver care for children suffering from all types of liver ailments. Our team of expert liver specialists offer comprehensive evaluations to assess children prior to transplant, perform complex transplant surgeries and provide state of the art intensive care support in our dedicated Liver Transplant Intensive Care Unit. We are one of India’s premier liver transplant facilities with a specialized paediatric liver transplant program.
Patients with liver or related disorders can exhibit a wide range of symptoms. Some of the common ones include – yellowing of skin & eyes, abdominal distension, weight loss, loss of appetite, excessive fatigue, and others. A physical examination and understanding of the patient’s medical history offers the doctor the first insight into the patient’s liver related ailments.
The doctors will then prescribe a specific set of blood tests to determine an extent of liver cell failure. In most cases, there will be a need to further confirm the diagnosis with a liver biopsy to understand the complete extent of the disorder.
Paediatric liver diseases are genetically inherited and typically manifest themselves as soon as the child is born. These conditions require urgent and specialized care to ensure that the child receives appropriate treatment and can lead a normal healthy life. Some of the commonly evidenced paediatric liver ailments that require intensive care treatment and care include:
- Acute Liver Failure
- Biliary Atresia
- Metabolic Liver Diseases
- Decompensated Wilsons disease
- Autoimmune liver disease
- Progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC)
- Criggler Najjar Syndrome- Type 1
- Fibrocystic liver disease
Paediatric liver care is a highly complex field that requires the expertise of not just an individual but an entire team of highly skilled specialists. This includes both expertise in paediatrics, paediatric intensive care as well as hepatology. At Global Hospitals, Mumbai, we have a multi-disciplinary team of doctors & surgeons consisting of highly trained and experienced personnel deliver the finest paediatric liver transplant care in India. Our doctors have been trained in some of the most acclaimed institutions and come with an accomplished pedigree of clinical excellence. Having pioneered several treatment and surgical procedures, our doctors have insight into some of the most complex liver and liver-related ailments.
Dr Fazal Nabi
MBBS, PALS, DCH, NALS, DNB, Fellowship in Pediatric Intensive Care, GCP
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