University of Illinois at Chicago Percival Bailey Brain Specimens Collection
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Wilson's Disease (hepatolenticular degeneration)
Wilson's Disease (hepatolenticular degeneration)
TitleWilson's Disease (hepatolenticular degeneration)
CaptionCaption from the slide: WILSON'S DISEASE Hepatolenticular Degeneration NA 90-42
CreatorBailey, Percival, 1892-1973
Date of Original1939-1960
DescriptionAs found with the documentation: NA 90-42 20 year old female who was well until 5 years before death when she had a circumscribed period of painless jaundice followed 6 months later by an unexplained fever of 104 degrees for 2 to 3 weeks. Generalized fatigability and slowness of motion were noted 1 year prior to demise followed by progressive dysarthria, dysphagia, generalized weakness, loss of voluntary motion, and choreic and athetoid movements. Examination revealed an emaciated girl with generalized atrophy and loss of motor function, spontaneous facial grimacing, generalized athetosis, brisk upper extremities tendon reflexes, a probably Kayser-Fleischer ring, normal spinal fluid and an icterus index of 11. Despite supportive therapy, the patient went downhill rapidly and died on her 58th hospital day.
NotesLabels on piece: dymo label: 06-001
HostUniversity of Illinois at Chicago. Library.
RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Chicago. Department of Neurosurgery
SourcePercival Bailey's UIC Neuropathology Collection of Plastic Embedded, Whole-mount, Preserved Brain Specimens
CollectionPercival Bailey Brain Specimens Collection (University of Illinois at Chicago)
CitationCite as: [Creator], [Title], [Identifier], [Collection Name]
CreditsJames Stone, MD, UIC Department of Neurosurgery (Curation); Tibor Valyi-Nagy, MD, PhD, UIC Department of Pathology (Classification); Zsofia Valyi-Nagy, UIC Department of Neurosurgery (Photographs)
Local IdentifierDSC_0607
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