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With what medication should the wilson’s disease patient begin treatment? 

With what medication should the wilson’s disease patient begin treatment? 

Wilson's Disease: The problem is a build up of copper in the body, especially in the liver. Your doctor will prescribe a chelating agent that binds and gets rid of the copper, such as trientine. Once the levels are down, you will likely be given another medication to keep the copper levels low, such as zinc acetate. ...Read more

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What is the fate of someone who does not treat wilsons disease?

What is the fate of someone who does not treat wilsons disease?

Liver/neuro failure: Untreated, Wilson's disease can progress to liver failure and neurological disability and possibly death. With treatment, individuals with Wilson's disease have normal life expectancy. However, without treatment, individuals can expect issues with the brain, liver, eyes and psychiatric manifestations. Each individual is different so there are not set patterns of disease ...Read more

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If someone has wilsons disease, then how does he function compared to a normal person?

If someone has wilsons disease, then how does he function compared to a normal person?

Pretty normal: Until the wilson's disease causes liver function compromise, you should function normally. With proper treatment you should not have any functional problems. ...Read more

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What is cure for wilsons disease?

What is cure for wilsons disease?

Treatment: There is no cure. The treatment is to maintain a low copper diet. D-penicillamine and trientine are two drugs that are used to treat the copper overload. Both drugs require careful monitoring. ...Read more

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Hi. What is wilson disease diseas?

Hi. What is wilson disease diseas?

Copper: Wilson's disease is a disorder of copper metabolism causing too much copper in the blood and tissues. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for wilsons disease?

Remove copper: Excessive copper poisons the body organs, so the treatment is to remove the copper while stabilizing organs that may have been injured. This is called chelation. Several chemicals are used to remove the copper. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001789/ also, www.Wilsonsdisease.Org. ...Read more

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How can I treat wilson disease?

Don't self-treat: Usually an oral medicine to manage copper is all that's required. Be very wary of "alternative and complementary" remedies in this very serious illness, and discuss anything you may be using with your gastroenterologist. I'm going to assume you have real Wilson's and not the "pop" Wilson syndrome, which is not a real illness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How did wilson disease get its name?

How did wilson disease get its name?

Sam Wilson MD: 1878–1937, first described it and named it hepatolenticular degeneration. Perhaps the most treacherous diagnosis in general medicine, and unfortunately is still missed, which is bad because it's quite easy to manage and horrible if missed. There is also a bogus "wilson's disease" -- lay people are invited to self-diagnose as having subtle thyroid disease; no scientific basis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for wilson disease?

What are the tests for wilson disease?

It depends: Serum ceruloplasmin is often used and it is a poor choice as it misses about 30% of cases. Urine copper is my choice. If there's a family history or the diagnosis seems obvious, or urine copper is high, test the ATP7B gene. ...Read more

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At which age wilson disease excluded ???

No age criteria: this is a disease mainly diagnosed based on symptoms and lab results. There is no cutoff in terms of age ...Read more