Wilson's Disease

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Wilson's disease is a genetic/inherited disease which affects women and ment equally. It is caused by the build up of copper is certian organs such as the liver and the brain. Roughly [https://www.healthline.com/health/wilsons-disease#symptoms 1 in 30,000] people suffer from this disease. Symptoms generally occur between ages 5 and 35.<br>
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Wilson's disease is a [[Genetic_disorders|genetic/inherited disease]] which affects women and men equally. It is caused by the build-up of [[copper|copper]] is certain [[organs|organs]] such as the [[liver|liver]] and the [[brain|brain]]. Roughly 1 in 30,000<ref>https://www.healthline.com/health/wilsons-disease#symptoms</ref> people suffer from this disease. Symptoms generally occur between ages 5 and 35.  
  
The disease is treated through medication, these include: [https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/wilsons-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353256 Penicillamine, Trientine, Zinc acetate]. It can also be managed through dietary changes, this will include low copper meals. <br>  
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The disease is treated through medication, these include<ref>https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/wilsons-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353256</ref>:
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*[[Penicillamine|Penicillamine]]
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*[[Trientine|Trientine]]
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*[[Zinc acetate|Zinc acetate]]
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It can also be managed through dietary changes, this will include low copper meals. <br>  
  
 
Symptoms include:  
 
Symptoms include:  
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*weight loss  
 
*weight loss  
 
*nausea and loss of appetite  
 
*nausea and loss of appetite  
*jaundice  
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*[[Jaundice|jaundice]]
 
*oedema  
 
*oedema  
 
*muscle cramps
 
*muscle cramps
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=== References ===
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Latest revision as of 10:41, 18 October 2018

Wilson's disease is a genetic/inherited disease which affects women and men equally. It is caused by the build-up of copper is certain organs such as the liver and the brain. Roughly 1 in 30,000[1] people suffer from this disease. Symptoms generally occur between ages 5 and 35.

The disease is treated through medication, these include[2]:

It can also be managed through dietary changes, this will include low copper meals.

Symptoms include:

References

  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/wilsons-disease#symptoms
  2. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/wilsons-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353256
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