Honeycomb Appearance of the Liver in Wilsons Disease

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , 02/21/2012

The condition was diagnosed as cirrhosis as a result of Wilson's disease. Mutation analysis revealed D1267A mutation of a copper–transporting P–type adenosine triphosphatase (ATP7B) gene. The patient was treated with restriction of copper intake and copper–chelating agents, and by administration of fresh–frozen plasma. The patient currently is being prepared for a liver transplant.

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