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Keywords:

  • Wilson's disease;
  • liver transplantation;
  • central pontine myelinolysis

Abstract

We report of a 32-year-old man who showed dystonic symptoms within few days after liver transplantation (LT). The clinical, biochemical, and, finally, genetic evaluation confirmed Wilson's disease diagnosis in this patient. We suspect that extrapyramidal signs in this case could be a result of acute brain injury because of the massive copper release from liver to the circulation just before and during LT. © 2008 Movement Disorder Society