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Wilson Disease

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. Wilson disease is an inherited disorder in which excessive amounts of copper accumulate in the body, particularly in the liver, brain, and eyes. The signs and ...
  3. Wilson disease is an inherited disorder in which there is too much copper in the body's tissues. The ... Wilson disease is a rare inherited disorder. If both parents carry a defective gene for Wilson disease, there ...
  4. Wilson Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)  
    Wilson Disease/Start Here ... Wilson Disease ... National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Wilson disease (WD) ...
  5. How Is Wilson Disease Diagnosed? (Wilson Disease Association)  
    Wilson Disease/Diagnosis and Tests ... Wilson Disease ... Wilson Disease Association
  6. How Is Wilson Disease Inherited? (Wilson Disease Association)  
    Wilson Disease/Genetics ... Wilson Disease ... Wilson Disease Association
  7. Wilson Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    Learn about Wilson disease, a genetic disorder that prevents the body from removing extra copper. Copper builds up in the liver, brain, ... Wilson disease, Wilson’s disease, copper, copper storage, copper metabolism, acute liver failure, cirrhosis, liver failure, liver cancer
  8. ... more than 250 ATP7B gene mutations that cause Wilson disease. About half the mutations change one of the ... European ancestry. Approximately one-third of Asians with Wilson disease have a mutation that replaces the amino acid ...
  9. Penicillamine is used to treat Wilson's disease (an inherited condition that causes copper to build up in the body and may result in serious symptoms) and cystinuria (an ...
  10. Wilson's Disease (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Wilson Disease/Start Here ... Wilson Disease ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
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