Wilson's disease


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Wilson's disease

[′wil·sənz di‚zēz]
(medicine)
A hereditary disease of ceruloplasmin formation transmitted as an autosomal recessive and characterized by decreased serum ceruloplasmin and copper values, and increased excretion of copper in the urine. Also known as hepatolenticular degeneration.
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Examples of metabolic diseases with hepatic presentation are tyrosinemia, Wilson's disease, progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC), Aagenaes syndrome, glycogen storage disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)12-14.
The use of trientine in preventing the effects of interrupting penicillamine therapy in Wilson's disease.
Vivet's next-generation AAV gene therapy technology acts to combat Wilson's disease through increasing gene expression levels in the liver while also working to reduce the risk of undesirable immune system effects.
The loading of ceruloplasmin levels is the crucial step for copper transport and is the affected process in the pathophysiology of Wilson's disease.
Wilson's disease and spinal canal stenosis: surgical treatment for thoracic and lumbar spinal canal stenosis in Wilson's disease.
The other group with predominant deep gray matter involvement are two cases of Wilson's disease and two cases of Pantothenate Kinase deficiency.
Material and Methods: Twelve children with a diagnosis of Wilson's disease and findings of central nervous system involvement who were followed up in the Department of Pediatric Neurology and Pediatric Gastroenterology of the School of Medicine at Erciyes University were enrolled in the study.
Thirty-eight WD patients of all severity of illness levels but with preserved capacity to communicate were included; Unified Wilson's Disease Rating Scale (UWDRS) was 68.
3 million in funds for the treatment of a young Pakistani girl, who suffers from Wilson's disease a rare genetic disorder, said a report published on The Time of India.
Several people have rallied around 15-year-old Saba Ahmad who is suffering from a rare genetic condition called Wilson's disease and is required to stay at the hospital for at least two months for treatment.