Wilson’s Disease: An Uncommon Presentation

Authors

  • Md Billal Alam Department of Medicine, DMCH
  • Shormistha Biswas Department of Medicine, DMCH
  • Mostakim Biswas Department of Medicine, DMCH
  • Ashrafur Rahman Department of Medicine, DMCH
  • Hafizur Rahman Department of Medicine, DMCH
  • Partha Pratim Das Department of Medicine, DMCH
  • Shahidur Rahman Department of Medicine, DMCH
  • Md Khyul Kabir Department of Medicine, DMCH

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i1.10086

Keywords:

Wilson’s disease, hepatolenticular degeneration, neuropsychiatric manifestations, autosomal recessive.

Abstract

Wilson’s disease (WD), also known as hepatolenticular degeneration, is an inborn error of metabolism inherited as an autosomal recessive trait, characterized by toxic accumulation of copper in the body, particularly liver, brain and eyes. In children,WD presents more often with hepatic manifestations like acute hepatitis,cirrhosis of liver or liver failure.We present an unusual presentation of WD in a 15 years old male child who presented with neuropsychiatric manifestations without hepatic involvement.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i1.10086

JOM 2012; 13(1): 103-105

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Alam, M. B., Biswas, S., Biswas, M., Rahman, A., Rahman, H., Das, P. P., Rahman, S., & Kabir, M. K. (2012). Wilson’s Disease: An Uncommon Presentation. Journal of Medicine, 13(1), 103–105. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v13i1.10086

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Case Reports