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Neurological presentation of Wilson's disease in a patient after liver transplantation

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  • Tomasz Litwin MD, PhD,

    1. 2nd Department of Neurology, Institute Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland
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  • Grazyna Gromadzka PhD,

    1. 2nd Department of Neurology, Institute Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland
    2. Department of Pharmacology, Medical Academy, Warsaw, Poland
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  • Anna Członkowska MD, PhD

    Corresponding author
    1. 2nd Department of Neurology, Institute Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland
    2. Department of Pharmacology, Medical Academy, Warsaw, Poland
    • 2nd Department of Neurology, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Sobieskiego 9, 02 957 Warsaw, Poland

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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

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