Bhubaneswar, Feb 27: The prevalence, burden and management of fatty liver disease in children was the subject of a Continuing Medical Education (CME) program held at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital here on Wednesday.
Children who were overweight or suffered from hypertension or displayed metabolic syndrome needed to be screened for Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), Prof. Niranjan Mohanty, eminent pediatrician, said. It had become a high risk public concern today, he said.
Prof. Nimai Charan Mohanty, renowned pediatrician from MGM Institute of Health Sciences, Mumbai, spoke about the variegated manifestation of hepatitis in children and how to reduce the infectivity in the community.
Dr. Vyvav Venkatesh, Pediatric Gastroenterologist at IMS and SUM Hospital, highlighted the manifestation of pancreatic diseases in children while providing an overview on fluid collection.
Around 75 participants including members of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), senior faculty members of the department and students were present.
The CME was inaugurated by Prof. Gangadhar Sahoo, Dean of IMS and SUM Hospital in the presence of the Medical Superintendent, Prof. Pusparaj Samantasinhar, Additional Dean Dr. Ajay Kumar Jena. Head of the department of Pediatrics, Dr. Mamata Devi Mohanty, President of Bhubaneswar City Branch of IAP Dr. Naresh Chandra Acharya and Secretary Dr. Susruta Das. Dr. Mamata Devi Mohanty and Dr. Biswajit Mishra moderated the discussion. Dr. Mrutyunjaya Dash and Dr. Braja Kishore Behera coordinated the CME.