Research and analysis

Acute hepatitis: technical briefing

Technical briefing document on the investigation into acute hepatitis cases of unknown aetiology in children in England.

Applies to England

Documents

Technical briefing 4: investigation into acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology in children in England

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Technical briefing 3: investigation into acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology in children in England

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Technical briefing 2: investigation into acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology in children in England

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Technical briefing 1: investigation into acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology in children in England

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Details

This document investigates a rise in cases of sudden onset hepatitis in children since January 2022, where the usual viruses that cause infectious hepatitis (hepatitis A to E) have not been detected.

Published 25 April 2022
Last updated 28 July 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added technical briefing 4.

  2. Added Investigation into acute hepatitis of unknown aetiology in children in England: case update.

  3. Added technical briefing 3.

  4. Added technical briefing 2.

  5. First published.