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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2006 Mar;9(1):108-113. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 2006.
Copyright © 2006 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Hemolytic Crisis Recovered by Exchange Transfusion in a Child with Fulminant Wilson's Disease
Hee Joung Choi, Hae Ri Lim and Byung Ho Choe
Department of Pediatrics, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

In case of Wilson's disease complicated with hemolytic anemia and fulminant hepatic failure; plasma exchange or liver transplantation should be considered. We report an 11 year-old male with fulminant Wilson's disease who developed hemolytic crisis. He was recovered by exchange transfusion after 6 times of plasma exchange.

Keywords: Wilson's disease; Hemolytic crisis; Fulminant hepatic failure; Plasma exchange; Exchange transfusion