Wilson's disease (WD) is a disorder of copper metabolism leading to copper accumulation in the liver and in extrahepatic organs, such as brain and cornea. We present a patient with liver disease who did not fulfil the biochemical criteria for WD. Mutational analysis was necessary to make the diagnosis and show a new mutation. Our case supports the use of mutation analysis in cases with unclear liver disease and suggests that the spectrum of WD is broader than currently assumed.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Netherlands Journal of Medicine|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 2008|
- Mutation analysis
- Wilson's disease