SHERP

Wilson disease with an initial manifestation of polyneuropathy

Cited 0 time in webofscience Cited 0 time in scopus
Authors
Jung, Keun-Hwa; Ahn, Tae-Beom; Jeon, Beom S.
Issue Date
2005
Publisher
American Medical Association
Citation
Arch Neurol. 2005;62:1628-1631
Keywords
AdolescentBrain/pathologyElectrophysiologyHepatolenticular Degeneration/*complications/*physiopathologyMagnetic Resonance ImagingPolyneuropathies/*etiology/pathologySural Nerve/pathology
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Recognition of Wilson disease (WD) is sometimes difficult because of its diverse manifestations. Peripheral neuropathy is rarely reported in the context of WD. OBJECTIVE: To report an unusual patient with WD whose initial manifestation was peripheral neuropathy. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Neurology department in a tertiary referral center. METHOD: Personal observation. RESULT: A 17-year-old man, who was eventually diagnosed with WD, was initially seen with polyneuropathy at least 6 months prior to developing more typical symptoms of WD. Electrophysiological and pathological studies suggested a neuropathy of mixed type. Treatment for WD resulted in clinical and electrophysiological improvement. CONCLUSION: Wilson disease may initially appear as a treatable polyneuropathy.
ISSN
0003-9942 (Print)
Language
English
URI
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=16216950

http://hdl.handle.net/10371/11035
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1001/archneur.62.10.1628
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Appears in Collections:
College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원)Dept. of Neurology (신경과학교실)Journal Papers (저널논문_신경과학교실)
  • mendeley

Items in S-Space are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Browse