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Wilson's disease presenting with rapidly progressive visual loss: another neurologic manifestation of Wilson's disease?

Abstract:
Wilson's disease (WD) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of copper metabolism resulting in copper-induced tissue damage that primarily involves the liver and central nervous system. The neurologic manifestations of WD almost universally involve a derangement of basal ganglia function or psychiatric disturbance. We report the case of a 46-year-old man presenting with end-stage liver disease caused by WD who had associated rapidly progressive optic neuropathy. We also discuss the possible association between the two conditions.
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Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing
Journal:
Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology
Volume:
16
Issue:
6
Pages:
699-701
Publication date:
2001-06-01
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EISSN:
1440-1746
ISSN:
0815-9319
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:171751
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uuid:632109fd-082e-4774-a776-c07966d25b22
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pubs:171751
Source identifiers:
171751
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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