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Can you provide an overview of how wilson disease affects the liver? 
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: See below
Excessive deposition of copper in various tissue including liver, brain and eyes results in tissue damage.
See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/wilsons-disease/ds00411.

In brief: See below
Excessive deposition of copper in various tissue including liver, brain and eyes results in tissue damage.
See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/wilsons-disease/ds00411.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
Internal Medicine
In brief: 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.
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In brief: 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.
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Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
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