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Wilson's disease, also known as hepatolenticular degeneration, is a rare genetic disorder caused by the buildup of copper. Small amounts of copper exist in the body and are released through the urine. In Wilson's disease, the coppe[read article]

Tests for Wilson's Disease

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Neurological Examination
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A biopsy of the liver is a medical procedure in which a small amount of liver tissue is surgically removed so it can be tested in a laboratory. Liver biopsies are u...  More
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Serum Copper Test
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Liver function tests help determine the health of your liver by measuring levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood. Many tests can be performed on th...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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DNA Analysis
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Ophthalmoscopy is usually part of a routine eye test to screen for eye diseases. It looks at the back of the eye. The back of the eye is called the fundus. It consi...  More
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Ceruloplasmin, a glycoprotein produced in the liver, carries or transports more than 95 percent of the copper in blood plasma. Copper plays an important role in the...  More
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Urine Copper Test
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A uric acid blood test, also known as a serum uric acid measurement, determines how much uric acid is present in your blood. The test can help determine how well yo...  More
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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Medical Procedures for Wilson's Disease

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According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the goal of physical therapy or physiotherapy is to improve mobility, restore function, reduce pain, and pre...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Wilson's Disease

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A liver transplant is a medical procedure in which your diseased or failing liver is replaced with a donor liver. According to the Organ Procurement and Transplanta...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Wilson's Disease

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PENICILLAMINE (pen uh SIL uh meen) binds with heavy metals and cystine in the body. It is used to treat Wilson's disease and cystinuria. It is also used to tre...  More
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TRIENTINE binds to copper and other metals in the body. It is used to treat Wilson's disease. This medicine will lower the amount of copper in the body but doe...  More
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Zinc (zingk) is needed by the body to maintain normal structure and function. It is added to a healthy diet to prevent or to treat low zinc levels. It is also used ...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Wilson's Disease What's this?

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Zinc has been used since ancient Egyptian times to enhance wound healing, although the usefulness of this approach is only partially confirmed by the clinical data ...  More
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