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Wilson’s disease: Treatment

Treatment The goal of treatment is to reduce the amount of copper in the tissues. This is done by a procedure called chelation — certain medications can bind to copper and help remove it through the kidneys or gut. Treatment … Read more

Wilson’s disease: Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs Abnormal posture of arms and legs Confusion or delirium Dementia Difficulty moving arms and legs, stiffness Difficulty walking (ataxia) Emotional or behavioral changes Enlargement of the abdomen (abdominal distention) Loss of IQ points (occasionally) Personality changes Phobias, … Read more

Wilson’s disease: Overview, Causes

Wilson's disease: Overview, Causes

Definition Wilson’s disease is an inherited disorder in which there is too much copper in the body’s tissues. The excess copper damages the liver and nervous system. Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors Wilson’s disease is a rare inherited disorder. If … Read more