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
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2019
First Page: 5
Last Page: 6
Publisher Id: TOPEDJ-9-5
Article History:Received Date: 05/11/2018
Revision Received Date: 30/01/2019
Acceptance Date: 17/02/2019
Electronic publication date: 25/02/2019
Collection year: 2019
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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.