Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1974;17(1):74-79.
Published online January 31, 1974.
A Case of Wilson’s Disease
Goo Young Chung1, Dong Min Lee1, Mun Jae Park1, Chung Hun Choi1, Dong Koo Lee2, In Soo Suh2
1Department of Pediatrics, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine Taegu, Korea
2Department of Pathology,Kyungpook National University School of Medicine Taegu, Korea
Wilson 氏 病1 例
鄭九容1, 李東敏1, 朴文在1, 崔正憲1, 李東久2, 徐仁壽2
1慶北大學校 醫科大學 小兒科學敎室
2慶北大學校 醫科大學 病理學敎室
There have been a few cases of Wilson’s disease reported in Korea. This paper presents the hepatic form of Wilson,s disease and reviews pertinent literatures. Hepatic involvement remains the most likely manner for presentation in the pediatric age group, and therefore the diagnosis needs serious consideration in any child with symptoms and signs of liver disease, acute or chronic. This case, 8-year-old school child complained of jaundice and abdominal distention. Laboratory data revealed low serum ceruloplasmin level, high copper content in liver, and the autopsy findings compatible with Laennec’s cirrhosis.

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