Wilsons disease


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Wil′son's disease`


n.
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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After carrying out several investigations that helped rule out possibilities of other diseases, copper studies helped us finalize our diagnosis of decompensated chronic liver disease with neurological symptoms secondary to Wilsons disease. A brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan revealed hyperintense regions, suggesting copper deposits.
Bittencourt et al., "Wilsons disease with and without rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder compared to healthy matched controls," Sleep Medicine, vol.