Case 8

Alissa J. Walsh, Otto C. Buchel, Jane Collier and Simon P.L. Travis

in Oxford Case Histories in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199557899
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753329 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 8

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A 39-year-old restaurant owner was seen in the hepatology clinic with abdominal distension. Wilson’s disease had been diagnosed 25 years before. One of his siblings also had Wilson’s disease. He had been prescribed penicillamine, but had taken it erratically over the years: generally for just 3 weeks before each clinic appointment.

Chapter.  2042 words. 

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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