Recurrent Hemolytic Anemia as an Inaugural Manifestation of Wilson Disease in Children: A Case Report

Ouidad Louachama, Aicha Bourrahouat, Ibtissam Khattou, Imane Ait Sab, Mohamed Sbihi
2019 Open Pediatric Medicine Journal  
Wilson disease (WD) is a disorder of copper metabolism. Liver and brain disorders are the main presentations, hemolytic anemia in WD is a rare inaugural symptom. We report a case of a child who developed recurrent hemolytic anemia associated with liver failure in the second hemolysis episode as the first manifestation of WD. Wilson's disease is not exceptional in children with hemolytic anemia, but another differential diagnosis must be excluded.
doi:10.2174/1874309901909010005 fatcat:4cytll3aqva37nshdygz6uwy3i