Case of Pediatric Acquired Chronic Hepatocerebral Degeneration

Spiridon Papapetropoulos, Andreas Tzakis, Cenk Sengun, Chakradhar Reddy, Konstantinos Boukas, Jennifer Zitser, Carlos Singer

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Abstract

Acquired chronic hepatocerebral degeneration is a central nervous system disorder secondary to several conditions related to hepatic dysfunction. Clinical features of acquired chronic hepatocerebral degeneration include a hyperkinetic extrapyramidal syndrome, neuropsychiatric symptoms, or both. We present for the first time a pediatric case of acquired chronic hepatocerebral degeneration secondary to endstage biliary disease. The pediatric phenotype of acquired chronic hepatocerebral degeneration is presented, and the differential diagnosis in regard to Wilson's disease and management alternatives are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-70
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurology
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology

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Papapetropoulos, S., Tzakis, A., Sengun, C., Reddy, C., Boukas, K., Zitser, J., & Singer, C. (2008). Case of Pediatric Acquired Chronic Hepatocerebral Degeneration. Pediatric Neurology, 38(1), 67-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2007.09.010