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Diagnosis of Fulminant Hepatic Failure in Wilson's Disease

Purpose:

To identify a patient with fulminant hepatic failure who should be evaluated for Wilson's disease.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

E83.0, K72

Description:

A patient with homozygous Wilson's disease may develop fulminant hepatitis. Diagnosis can be challenging if the Wilson's disease is unsuspected.

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