BioScience Trends. 2023;17(1):68-72. (DOI: 10.5582/bst.2022.01438)
Updated information regarding acute severe hepatitis of unknown origin in children: Viewpoints of and insights from pediatricians
Pan L, Sun L, Asakawa T, Ben X, Lu H
Recently, the morbidity of acute severe hepatitis of unknown origin in children (SHIC) has tended to decrease, but this condition should not be ignored because of its uncertain but severe nature. The current study briefly summarizes updated information regarding the epidemiological, clinical, and etiological aspects of SHIC based on the newest information available. Opinions from pediatricians are also presented. In light of the status quo of SHIC and COVID-19 globally, several suggestions are proposed to improve future studies, which could help to further explore the underlying mechanisms of SHIC in the context of COVID-19.
KEYWORDS: acute severe hepatitis of unknown origin in children, COVID-19, adenovirus, SARS-CoV-2, immune reaction