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Introduction: WD

Description of WD

WD (medical condition): Wilson disease, or hepatolenticular degeneration, is a...more »

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Wilson's Disease:
  »Introduction: Wilson's Disease
  »Symptoms of Wilson's Disease
  »Causes of Wilson's Disease
  »Tests for Wilson's Disease
  »Treatments for Wilson's Disease

WD as a Disease

WD: Another name for Wilson's Disease (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Wilson's Disease
  »Symptoms of Wilson's Disease
  »Causes of Wilson's Disease
  »Treatments for Wilson's Disease

WD: Related Diseases

WD: WD is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of WD

Some of the causes of WD are included in the list below:

  • Wilson disease is an autosomal recessive inherited condition caused by mutations or deletions of the ATP7B protein encoded by chromosome subbands 13q14.3-q 21.1

Symptoms of WD (Wilson's Disease)

Some of the symptoms of WD incude:

Treatments for WD (Wilson's Disease)

Treatments for WD (Wilson's Disease) include:

  • Lifelong treatment
  • Low-copper diet - avoid shellfish, chocolate, liver, mushrooms, nuts, and various other foods.
  • Vitamin B6 supplements (pyridoxine)
  • Zinc supplements
  • Anti-copper agents

Treatment of WD: For more treatment information about WD, see treatment of Wilson's Disease (WD)

WD: Article Excerpts about Wilson's Disease

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

Wilson's Disease is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of copper transport, resulting in copper accumulation and toxicity to the...(Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

Wilson's Disease: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Wilson's disease causes the body to retain copper. The liver of a person who has Wilson's disease does not release ... (Source: excerpt from Wilson's Disease: NIDDK)

NINDS Wilson's Disease Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Wilson's disease is an inherited disorder in which excessive amounts of copper accumulate in the body. Although the... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Wilson's Disease Information Page: NINDS)

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