S-Space College of Medicine/School of Medicine (의과대학/대학원) Dept. of Neurology (신경과학교실) Journal Papers (저널논문_신경과학교실)
Wilson disease with an initial manifestation of polyneuropathy
- Jung, Keun-Hwa; Ahn, Tae-Beom; Jeon, Beom S.
- Issue Date
- American Medical Association
- Arch Neurol. 2005;62:1628-1631
- Adolescent; Brain/pathology; Electrophysiology; Hepatolenticular Degeneration/*complications/*physiopathology; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Polyneuropathies/*etiology/pathology; Sural Nerve/pathology
- 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.
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