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How serious is wilson's disease?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: Lethal

Neglect it, and it will kill you.
It's a gruesome death, with brain damage (especially inability to move) compounded with liver failure.

In brief: Lethal

Neglect it, and it will kill you.
It's a gruesome death, with brain damage (especially inability to move) compounded with liver failure.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology

In brief: Very

Wilson's disease can cause problems in liver, eyes, kidneys, and heart.
It can also cause neuropsychiatric problems and problems with a patient's hormones.

In brief: Very

Wilson's disease can cause problems in liver, eyes, kidneys, and heart.
It can also cause neuropsychiatric problems and problems with a patient's hormones.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Dr. Harold Peltan
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Life threatening

As a chronic metabolic disorder, wilson's is a rotten illness.
If detected early and responsive to the limited treatments available, some semlance of a life is possible. Late DX and poor response leads to liver disease in childhood and neurologic degenerative effects in older patients. The kidneys and bones can also be injured.

In brief: Life threatening

As a chronic metabolic disorder, wilson's is a rotten illness.
If detected early and responsive to the limited treatments available, some semlance of a life is possible. Late DX and poor response leads to liver disease in childhood and neurologic degenerative effects in older patients. The kidneys and bones can also be injured.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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