Pregnancy and penicillamine treatment in a patient with Wilson's disease.

A 22-year-old female with Wilson's disease became pregnant and subsequently delivered a normal infant. At the age of 17 the patient presented evidence of liver cirrhosis and was diagnosed as having Wilson's disease. A regimen of d-penicillamine was started at this time and continued, although irregularly for the 10 months prior to her 9th week of pregnancy… (More)