Environmental Disease

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 102--105

A case of fatal liver failure due to chronic environmental exposure of copper in a child


Utpal Sutaria, Rohan Modi, Aarti Solanki, Nehal Patel 
 Department of Pediatrics, GMERS Medical College and Sola Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Nehal Patel
Department of Pediatrics, GMERS Medical College and Sola Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad - 380 060, Gujarat
India

Chronic liver damage followed by copper toxicity is very rare in pediatric population. This case report describes a 9-year-old child with acute liver failure as the presentation of copper toxicity due to chronic environmental exposure as a part of an occupational hazard. If not intervened in the early stage, the outcome is always lethal. Therefore, it is recommended to rule out heavy metal toxicity like copper as a cause of liver damage for any case of acute or chronic liver failure after ruling out the common infectious and inflammatory causes.


How to cite this article:
Sutaria U, Modi R, Solanki A, Patel N. A case of fatal liver failure due to chronic environmental exposure of copper in a child.Environ Dis 2022;7:102-105


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Sutaria U, Modi R, Solanki A, Patel N. A case of fatal liver failure due to chronic environmental exposure of copper in a child. Environ Dis [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Feb 1 ];7:102-105
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