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Can wilson's disease result in permanent brain damage leading to memory loss?
5 doctors weighed in

David Miller
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not likely
Wilson's disease is caused by the loss of an enzyme that allows copper to accumulate in the body.
Most of this is taken up by the liver, causing lots of liver problems. It can also affect the nervous system. However, most of the nervous problems are motor, with some personality changes possible as well. Memory is not typically affected.

In brief: Not likely
Wilson's disease is caused by the loss of an enzyme that allows copper to accumulate in the body.
Most of this is taken up by the liver, causing lots of liver problems. It can also affect the nervous system. However, most of the nervous problems are motor, with some personality changes possible as well. Memory is not typically affected.
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David Miller
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: And worse
Wilson's brain damage tends to show as movement disorders.
If you suspect you have Wilson's, the diagnosis is very easy if your physician thinks of it. Best wishes.

In brief: And worse
Wilson's brain damage tends to show as movement disorders.
If you suspect you have Wilson's, the diagnosis is very easy if your physician thinks of it. Best wishes.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Yes
Wilson's is a defect in copper metabolism. Liver and brain are affected.
If treatment is not done, serious permanent damage can occur. Quick and effective treatment can reverse damage and recover function.

In brief: Yes
Wilson's is a defect in copper metabolism. Liver and brain are affected.
If treatment is not done, serious permanent damage can occur. Quick and effective treatment can reverse damage and recover function.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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