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About Wilson’s disease
About Wilson’s disease

Wilson’s disease is a rare genetic disorder which is caused when too much copper is accumulated in the liver, brain and other organs. This can turn into a life-threatening disease.  In Wilson’s disorder, the copper isn’t expelled from the body and so it starts to build up in the organs.

Symptoms of Wilson’s disease
Symptoms of Wilson’s disease

The symptoms of Wilson’s disease typically begin from the age of 12. Below are some of the common symptoms of Wilson’s disease.

Wilson’s disease is present at birth, but signs and symptoms don’t appear until the copper builds up in the brain, liver or other organs. Signs and symptoms vary depending on the parts of your body affected by the disease. They can include:

Causes of Wilson’s disease
Causes of Wilson’s disease

The causes of the disease depend on each person’s functioning of the immune system. Some common causes of Wilson’s disease are as below:-

Complications of Wilson’s disease
Complications of Wilson’s disease

If diseases that affect our body like the liver are left untreated then it can lead to severe and fatal complications. 

Diagnosis
Diagnosis

Diagnosing and detecting Wilson’s disease can be a challenging task as the cause and the sign and symptoms of the disease are not clear.  Below are some general tests and procedures that are done to diagnose Wilson’s disease.

Kayser-Fleischer rings are found in the eyes which occur due to the presence of copper in the eyes.

Treatment
Treatment

The treatment plan will differ based on the diagnosis and the cause of Wilson’s disease. Below are some treatment options for the disease.