Since the pandemic young children are dealing with a mysterious increase in disease. Some may even have doubled in frequency, varying from infectious diseases, mental diseases (anxiety, depression, suicide increasing 25% worldwide) to hormonal diseases (early onset of puberty) to inflammation (Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), obesity and now hepatitis (inflammation of the liver).
In the past week, the rise of hepatitis in immunocompetent children younger than ten years of age has been in the news. Seventeen out of 169 children with hepatitis needed liver transplantation and 1 child died. Children experiencing hepatitis had not been vaccinated for Covid. In 77% of the cases a positive PCR test for Adenovirus was found, though hepatitis caused by this virus is rare.