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Wilson disease is a rare inherited disorder that prevents your body from getting rid of extra copper. You need a small amount of copper from food to stay healthy. Too much copper is poisonous.

Normally, your liver releases extra copper into bile, a digestive fluid. With Wilson disease, the copper builds up in your liver, and it releases the copper directly into your bloodstream. This can cause damage to your brain, kidneys, and eyes.

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  1. Wilson Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    Wilson disease is a rare inherited disorder that prevents your body from getting rid of extra copper. You ... extra copper into bile, a digestive fluid. With Wilson disease, the copper builds up in your liver, and ...
  2. Genetics Home Reference: Wilson disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... PubMed Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Wilson disease On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... names Glossary definitions Reviewed January 2014 What is Wilson disease? Wilson disease is an inherited disorder in which ...
  3. Wilson Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... Z List of Topics and Titles : Wilson Disease Wilson Disease On this page: What is Wilson disease? Who ... Hope through Research For More Information What is Wilson disease? Wilson disease is a genetic disorder that prevents ...
  4. Wilson Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Wilson Disease Information Page Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Wilson Disease? Is there any ... Trials Organizations Additional resources from MedlinePlus What is Wilson Disease? Wilson disease (WD) is a rare inherited disorder ...
  5. How Is Wilson Disease Inherited? (Wilson's Disease Association)  
    ... Rings Frequently Asked Questions Definitions Transplantation How is Wilson disease inherited? Wilson disease is an autosomal recessive disease, ... lethal disease. What is the likelihood of inheriting Wilson disease? One in 100 individuals in the general population ...
  6. How Is Wilson Disease Diagnosed? (Wilson's Disease Association)  
    ... Rings Frequently Asked Questions Definitions Transplantation How is Wilson disease diagnosed? The diagnosis of Wilson disease is made by relatively simple tests. The tests ...
  7. Wilson Disease: Frequently Asked Questions (Wilson's Disease Association)  
    ... Kayser-Fleischer Rings Frequently Asked Questions Definitions Transplantation Wilson Disease Frequently Asked Questions Welcome to our FAQ Section, ... Symptoms Can you provide an overview of how Wilson disease affects the liver? The course of liver disease ...
  8. Wilson Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... Human Services NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH What is Wilson disease? Wilson disease is a genetic disorder that prevents ... can cause life-threatening organ damage. Who gets Wilson disease? People who get Wilson disease inherit two abnormal ...
  9. Hepatolenticular degeneration ... Wilson's disease is a rare inherited disorder. If both parents carry an abnormal gene for Wilson's disease, there ...
  10. Wilson's Disease Association International (Wilson's Disease Association)  
    ... DO OUR WORK PUBLICATIONS NEW WDA Publication! "About Wilson Disease". General information about WD and the WDA . Download PDF >> "Unexplained hepatic, neurologic, or psychiatric symptoms? Think Wilson disease". A Diagnostic Tool for Physicians. Download PDF >> "Wilson ...
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