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How can I treat wilson disease?

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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Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Williams Syndrome (Definition)

Neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by loquacious personality, abnormally sensitive hearing, supravalvular aortic stenosis, mental retardation, elfin facies, association with hypercalcemia due to abnormal sensitivity to vitamin d, idiopathic hypercalcemia of pregnancy. Due to deletion in elastin gene and probably several ...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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I need to know about williams syndrome?

I need to know about williams syndrome?

William's Syndrome: You can type in william's syndrome into an internet search engine and find a whole bunch of information. Why not start here: http://www.Williams-syndrome.Org/what-is-williams-syndrome. ...Read more

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How do you tests for williams syndrome?

How do you tests for williams syndrome?

FISH or micro array: 2 tests: fish (fluorescent in situ hybridization-special chromosome analysis using specially prepared elastin probes. Normal folks have 2 copies of elastin gene on chromosome 7. Micro array analysis is the other. ...Read more

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What is wilson disease? What is the problem in the body?

What is wilson disease?  What is the problem in the body?

Mutated ATP7B: The cells can't transport copper out of their cytoplasm as they should. This cases the complications of liver cell death and cirrhosis, brain damage, and so forth. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: williams syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: williams syndrome?

Williams syndrome: Neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by loquacious personality, abnormally sensitive hearing, supravalvular aortic stenosis, mental retardation, elfin facies, association with hypercalcemia due to abnormal sensitivity to vitamin d, idiopathic hypercalcemia of pregnancy. Due to deletion in elastin gene and probably several adjacent genes on 7q. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the physical symptoms of williams syndrome?

I was wondering what are the physical symptoms of williams syndrome?

Williams Syndrome: The most common symptoms of williams syndrome are mental disability, heart defects, and unusual facial features. Other symptoms include failure to gain weight appropriately in infancy (failure to thrive) and low muscle tone. Individuals with williams syndrome tend to have widely spaced teeth, a long philtrum, and a flattened nasal bridge. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for williams syndrome?

What is the treatment for williams syndrome?

No cure: Avoid taking too much calcium and vitamin d. Follow up with your pediatrican for monitoring of blood vessel narrowing. Physical therapy and speech/language therapy is helpful. See a geneticist for assistance. ...Read more

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Can you provide an overview of how wilson disease affects the liver? 

Could be bad: Wilson's disease leads to copper accumulation in the body - brain/liver/eyes and elsewhere - what it does to the liver? Well - imagine if you stuff your car engine with mud -things get, well, 'mucked up' - well that's the livers story - the liver does lots of stuff in the body - breaks down bad stuff, makes good stuff - and, is in the center of the circulation highway -so, muck up the liver and.. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Hutchman
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Wilson's Disease (Definition)

Wilson's disease is a genetic disorder which causes copper to accumulates in body tissues & may cause psychiatric or neurological ...Read more