Wilson's Disease Coexisting with Hepatitis A

Trupti Shinde, Snehal Shinde
2016 Journal of Case Reports  
A 22-year-old male presented with febrile illness, jaundice and tested positive for hepatitis A antibody. Along with these he was having hemolytic anemia and subsequently developed liver failure. This raised suspicion of Wilson's disease, which was confirmed by Kayser-Fleischer ring, raised serum and 24-hour urinary copper excretion. He was successfully treated with plasmapheresis so it is very crucial to investigate underlying chronic liver disease like Wilson's disease in appropriate clinical
more » ... setting of hemolytic anemia and liver dysfunction. A timely diagnosis and prompt treatment with the plasmapheresis can be life-saving. To our knowledge this a first case report from India with Wilson's disease complicated by hepatitis A superinfection. This case demonstrates that relevant guidelines to be evolved for HAV vaccination in the susceptible population.
doi:10.17659/01.2016.0090 fatcat:hspvaecdzrbxbeamnlj7j2u2h4