Early and severe neurological features in a Wilson disease patient compound heterozygous for two frameshift mutations

Angius, A.; Dessi, V.; Lovicu, M.; De Virgiliis, S.; Pirastu, M.; Cao, A.; Antonio, C.
February 1998
European Journal of Pediatrics;1998, Vol. 157 Issue 2, p128
Academic Journal
journal article
Unlabelled: We describe a patient with Wilson disease who presented at 11 years of age with neurological symptoms and subsequent rapid progression of neurological impairment but absent hepatic manifestations. Molecular analysis showed compound heterozygosity for two frameshift mutations, 2299insC and 214delAT, which most likely result in an absent or inactive protein product. Mutation-phenotypic analysis indicates that this genotype does not explain the severe phenotype, suggesting the presence of modifying factors.Conclusion: Wilson disease may present even in childhood or adolescence with neurological abnormalities in the absence of hepatic manifestations.


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