Wilson's disease

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Wil·son disease

 (wĭl′sən) or Wil·son's disease (-sənz)
A rare genetic disease caused by a defect in copper metabolism, resulting in the accumulation of copper in the liver, brain, kidneys, and cornea and causing neurological symptoms and liver disease.

[After Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson (1877-1937), British neurologist.]
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Wil′son's disease`

a rare hereditary disease marked by copper accumulation in the brain and liver, leading to neurological damage and kidney malfunction.
(after Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson (1878–1936), British neurologist, who described it in 1912]
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Noun1.Wilson's disease - a rare inherited disorder of copper metabolismWilson's disease - a rare inherited disorder of copper metabolism; copper accumulates in the liver and then in the red blood cells and brain
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Wilson's disease

n. enfermedad de Wilson, enfermedad hereditaria que se manifiesta con serios trastornos hepáticos y cerebrales.
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The product is prescribed to treat Wilson's Disease for patients who cannot tolerate penicillamine.
Wilson's disease is an autosomal recessive disorder associated with copper metabolism and clinical findings arise from the damage that copper deposits cause at certain tissues like brain, liver and eyes.
[USPRwire, Wed Oct 17 2018] Wilson's disease is also known as progressive lenticular degeneration and hepatolenticular degeneration that causes copper poisoning in the body.
Estimate of the frequency of Wilson's disease in the US Caucasian population: a mutation analysis approach.
Madam, Wilson's disease (WD) is an underdiagnosed disorder.
Wilson's disease (hepatolenticular degeneration) is an autosomal recessive defect in cellular copper transport.
The analyst say Wilson's WTX101, an oral, high affinity copper binding agent in a Phase 3 trial for the treatment of Wilson's disease, meets a significant unmet need despite two approved, but marginally effective therapies.
The coveted first place was awarded to research on the Wilson's disease, whose aim was enlighten and raise awareness that a lack of subsidiary 'workers' in the human body can be just as impactful to the system as principal 'workers'.
The most common causes of cirrhosis are alcoholic liver disease and chronic viral hepatitis, but other causes include drug-related hepatitis, autoimmune hepatitis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, cardiac or vascular diseases (right-sided heart failure, Budd-Chiari syndrome, portal vein thrombosis), metabolic disorders (hemochromatosis, Wilson's disease, alpha-1-anti-trypsin deficiency), or biliary diseases (primary biliary cirrhosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, cystic fibrosis, sarcoidosis) (3).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wilson's Disease Association (1732 First Avenue, #20043, NY, NY 10128 or wilsonsdisease.org) in honor of Charles M.
Common sites of involvement include vessels of the brain, bone marrow, skin, liver, and spleen [2-4].We report a case of IVLBCL presenting in a patient with clinical and laboratory features of acute hepatic encephalopathy and renal failure due to an underlying history of Wilson's disease. Diagnosis of IVLBCL was made on postmortem examination, in which multiple organ vessels were found to be involved.
Viral hepatitis (61, 40.67%) was the commonest cause of the liver disease followed by glycogen storage disease (11, 7.33%) and Wilson's disease in 13 (8.6%).