Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1983;26(5):504-509.
Published online May 31, 1983.
A Case of Wilson's Disease.
D J Cho, C H Kim, C G Chung, B Y Han, E B Kwon, S I An
Department of Pediatrics Eul Ji General Hospital
Wilson 씨 병 1례
조달지, 김정혜, 정정구, 한봉용, 권이붕, 안승일
을지병원 소아과
This was a case of Wilson’s disease found in a 14 year old Korean boy 1) The patient showed abdominal distension, splenomegaly, pitting edema on the lower extremity, and Kayser-Fleischer ring on the corneal margin of both eyes. 2) The laboratory findings showed low level of ceruloplasmin (3.5 mg/dl) and high level of urinary copper(284.8 ug per day). 3) D-penicillamine (1.0 gm per day) and low copper diet were given, and we observed decreased size of spleen and improvement of symptoms in two weeks. The patient was discharged.
Key Words: Wilson’s disease.

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