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Meranthi Fernando, Suresh Vijay, Saikat Santra, Mary A Preece, Rachel Brown, Astor Rodrigues, Girish L Gupte
Keywords : Child, HHH syndrome, Liver disease, Liver transplant, Wilson\'s disease
Citation Information : Fernando M, Vijay S, Santra S, Preece MA, Brown R, Rodrigues A, Gupte GL. Wilson\'s Disease and Hyperornithinemia-hyperammonemia-homocitrullinuria Syndrome in a Child: A Case Report with Lessons Learned!. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2021; 11 (2):100-102.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 22-10-2021
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
Background: Wilson\'s disease (WD) is a rare disorder of copper toxicosis. Hyperornithinemia-hyperammonemia-homocitrullinuria (HHH) syndrome is even rarer. The coexistence of these two disorders and their clinical implications are not yet reported. We report on a child who succumbed to death due to liver disease caused by both disorders, documenting their disease-causing mutations and highlighting the lessons learnt out of this case. Case description: A child who was diagnosed to have WD soon after birth due to known parental heterozygosity was later found to have developmental delay, seizures, and hyperammonemia. Subsequent evaluation confirmed hyperornithinemia-hyperammonamia-homocitrullinuria (HHH) syndrome as a comorbidity. Though this child was commenced on medical treatment for both the metabolic diseases since early life, his liver disease was rapidly progressive requiring a liver transplant (LTx) at 6-years. He died in the posttransplant period possibly due to sepsis and hidden metabolic consequences. Conclusion: This case highlights that co-occurrence of WD and HHH syndrome would cause progressive liver disease despite medical treatment. Hence, the close clinical follow-up and early LTx would be warranted.
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