Wilson's disease: A rare autosomal recessive disorder of copper metabolism

  • RR Pradhan Intern, College of Medical Sciences & Teaching Hospital, Bharatpur
  • J Gupta Third Year MBBS, College of Medical Sciences & Teaching Hospital, Bharatpur
Keywords: ATP7B gene, Ceruloplasmin, Kayser-Fleischer ring, Wilson’s Disease

Abstract

Wilson’s disease is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the ATP7B gene, a membrane-bound copper-transporting ATPase. Clinical manifestations are caused by copper toxicity and primarily involve the liver, the brain and the eye. Because effective treatment is available, it is important to make this diagnosis early. We report a patient who developed features of neurological and ocular manifestations: incoordination and tremor and blurring of vision with presence of Kayser-Fleischer ring circling the cornea but no signs of hepatic dysfunction.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jcmc.v4i2.10866

Journal of Chitwan Medical College 2014; 4(2): 51-54

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2014-07-30
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Pradhan, R., & Gupta, J. (2014). Wilson’s disease: A rare autosomal recessive disorder of copper metabolism. Journal of Chitwan Medical College, 4(2), 51-53. https://doi.org/10.3126/jcmc.v4i2.10866
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