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wilson's disease

Wilson's disease is an inherited disorder that causes too much copper to accumulate in your liver, brain and other vital organs.  Excess copper accumulates in the body and can damage many organs and tissues, but the liver and central nervous system are most often affected.


Symptoms may include:



Causes may include:


  • imbibing foods with a high amount of copper (liver, shellfish, nuts, avocados and mushrooms)
  • genetic defect that causes copper buildup

Treatment may include:


  • medication
  • liver transplant

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