Report of an Unusual Presentation of Wilson’s Disease

  • Nuzhat Choudhury Department of Ophthalmology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Mamun Al Mahtab Department of Hepatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Abdur Rahim Medical Assistant Training School, Noakhali
  • Sheikh Mohammad Noor E Alam Department of Hepatology, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka
  • Faiz Ahmed Khandakar Department of Hepatology, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka
  • Ahmed Lutful Moben Department of Hepatology, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka
  • Shafiqul Islam Department of Ophthalmology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
  • Salimur Rahman Department of Hepatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka
Keywords: Wilson’s disease, acute hepatitis

Abstract

Introduction: Acute hepatitis can result from varied aetiology ranging from hepatitis viruses, autoimmune hepatitis, drugs and alcohol to metabolic disorders like Wilsons disease.

Case report: Here we present a young male who presented to us with classic features of acute hepatitis including prodrome and on evaluation was diagnosed as a case of acute Wilsons disease.

Conclusion: In Bangladesh and in most parts common causes of acute hepatitis include hepatitis viruses, alcohol and drugs. However less common aetiologies like Wilsons disease must be kept in mind and looked for, wherever there is strong suspicion. Otherwise many may be denied of potential cure.

Bangladesh J Medicine Jul 2015; 26 (2) : 76-78

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Author Biography

Nuzhat Choudhury, Department of Ophthalmology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka


Published
2015-11-10
How to Cite
Choudhury, N., Mahtab, M., Rahim, M. A., Alam, S., Khandakar, F., Moben, A., Islam, S., & Rahman, S. (2015). Report of an Unusual Presentation of Wilson’s Disease. Bangladesh Journal of Medicine, 26(2), 76-78. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjmed.v26i2.25452
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Case Reports