Aplastic Anemia in a Patient With Wilson's Disease

Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, Avinash Kumar Singh, Pawan Kumar Singh, Tulika Seth, Pravas Mishra, M Vanathi, Mom Das, Manoranjan Mahapatra, Haraprasad Pati


An 8-years-old boy was admitted with jaundice and weakness. Workup for jaundice revealed the diagnosis of Wilson's disease. Patient had pancytopenia and bone marrow biopsy showed hypocellular marrow suggestive of aplastic anemia. This case represents an unusual association of Wilson's disease with aplastic anemia. Treatment with zinc decreased the bilirubin levels but cytopenias persisted.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4021/jh39e


Wilson's disease; Aplastic anaemia; Copper

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