Fatty Liver

Gastroenterology Services

As an experienced paediatric gastroenterologist, Dr Ong’s clinical expertise is in treating children and adolescents with various gastrointestinal, liver and nutrition conditions. At our clinic, we will provide a comprehensive review of your child’s condition and recommend appropriate treatment and investigations.

Fatty Liver disease in children and adolescents

Fatty liver disease occurs when fat builds up in the liver. Although more common in adults, this condition also affects children and adolescents particularly those who are overweight. Fatty liver may result in hardening of the liver.

The diagnosis is normally made from blood test, specialised scan of the liver and occasionally a liver biopsy. It is important that children or adolescents with fatty liver are followed up regularly by paediatric liver specialists to monitor the liver condition. Medications may also be prescribed to reduce the inflammation and damage caused by fat deposits in the liver.

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About Dr. Christina Ong

Senior Consultant
Paediatrician & Paediatric Gastroenterologist

“Dr Christina Ong is a senior consultant paediatrician and paediatric gastroenterologist. Her clinical expertise includes management of children with gastrointestinal conditions as well as performing endoscopic procedures. As an experienced paediatrician with more than 20 years clinical experience, she also specialises in treating children with general medical conditions”

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