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. 2001 Jun;16(6):699-701.
doi: 10.1046/j.1440-1746.2001.02381.x.

Wilson's Disease Presenting With Rapidly Progressive Visual Loss: Another Neurologic Manifestation of Wilson's Disease?

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Wilson's Disease Presenting With Rapidly Progressive Visual Loss: Another Neurologic Manifestation of Wilson's Disease?

P J Gow et al. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. .

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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