Wilson’s Disease or Hepatolenticular degeneration

Etiology: 

a rare inherited disorder of copper metabolism.

copper accumulates in the liver and then in the red blood cells and in tissues;

Manifestations:

neurological or psychiatric symptoms and liver disease.

Treatment and Management:

  1. decrease dietary copper intake: low-containing foods such as mushrooms, nuts, chocolate, dried fruit, liver, and shellfish is recommended.
  2. increase the excretion of copper in urine and feces.

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