A case of Wilson’s disease presenting as acute hepatitis

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Nuzhat Choudhury
Mamun Al Mahtab
Salimur Rahman

Abstract

In Bangladesh and in most parts common causes of acute hepatitis include hepatitis viruses, alcohol and drugs. However less common aetiologies like Wilson’s disease must be kept in mind and looked for, whenever there is strong suspicion. Here we present a young male who presented to us with classic features of acute hepatitis including prodrome and on evaluation was diagnosed as a case of acute Wilson’s disease.

Key Words: Wilson’s disease, acute hepatitis.

This article may be cited as: Choudhury N, Mamun-Al-Mahtab, Rahman S. A case of Wilson’s disease presenting as acute hepatitis. KUST Med J 2011;3(2): 64-66.

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Choudhury, N., M. Mahtab, and S. Rahman. “A Case of Wilson’s Disease Presenting As Acute Hepatitis”. KHYBER MEDICAL UNIVERSITY JOURNAL, Vol. 3, no. 2, May 2012, pp. 64-66, https://www.kmuj.kmu.edu.pk/article/view/9346.
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Case Report
Author Biographies

Nuzhat Choudhury

Department of Ophthalmology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Mamun Al Mahtab, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University

Assistant Professor, Department of Hepatology

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
Consultant Hepatologist, Gastroenterologist & Interventional Endoscopist
Liver Clinic, Lab Aid Specialized Hospital
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Salimur Rahman

Department of Hepatology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh