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

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Genetics, copper

It is a genetic defect causing an over accumulation of copper in the body, especially the liver and the brain.
Liver problems are often the first sign but neurologic symptoms are also common, especially later in the disease.

In brief: Genetics, copper

It is a genetic defect causing an over accumulation of copper in the body, especially the liver and the brain.
Liver problems are often the first sign but neurologic symptoms are also common, especially later in the disease.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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