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What is the difference between MS and wilson's disease?

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Wilson's: inherited disease of copper metabolism, with wing-beating tremors, dystonia, ataxia, speech issues, liver abnormalities.
Diagnosed with copper and ceruloplamin levels, and slit lamp. MS: autoimmune disorder of brain, spinal cord, and eye, not genetic, not affecting liver, causing visual, strength, balance, coordination, cognitive and fatigue issues, diagnosed by MRI brain and cord.

In brief: Major

Wilson's: inherited disease of copper metabolism, with wing-beating tremors, dystonia, ataxia, speech issues, liver abnormalities.
Diagnosed with copper and ceruloplamin levels, and slit lamp. MS: autoimmune disorder of brain, spinal cord, and eye, not genetic, not affecting liver, causing visual, strength, balance, coordination, cognitive and fatigue issues, diagnosed by MRI brain and cord.
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Dr. Edward Smith
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In brief: A penny

Wilson's disease is a hereditary condition involving abnormal copper metabolism. It may involve optic & other non-neural tissue.
It isn't curable but can respond to chelation. Ms is acquired, auto-immune and has no uniformly successful treatment. Movement disorders are more common in wilson's. These 2 are readily separable diagnostically.

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Wilson's disease is a hereditary condition involving abnormal copper metabolism. It may involve optic & other non-neural tissue.
It isn't curable but can respond to chelation. Ms is acquired, auto-immune and has no uniformly successful treatment. Movement disorders are more common in wilson's. These 2 are readily separable diagnostically.
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