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August 1977

Fulminant Hepatitis: A Presentation of Wilson's Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics and Pathology, University of Southern California School of Medicine and Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles.

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(8):870-872. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120210048011

• A boy, 10 years of age, was admitted to the hospital with rapid onset of hepatic failure and died within three weeks. Laboratory and pathological data were consistent with Wilson's disease. We discuss the importance of Wilson's disease in the differential diagnosis of acute liver failure.

(Am J Dis Child 131:870-872, 1977)