Wilson’s disease

Wilson’s disease is an inherited disorder characterized by mutation of protein gene ATP7B. This protein helps excrete copper from human body. But copper gets stored in bodies of patients with Wilson’s disease. The main locations of copper’s storage are brain and liver, as also kidneys, cornea and other organs. The most frequent manifestations of the disease are hepatic dysfunction and neurologic or psychiatric symptoms.

Wilson disease

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If the disease is not diagnosed treated it’s fatal. There are approximately 700 patients diagnosed with Wilson’s disease in Poland, 80 patients in Latvia and Lithuania, and 50 patients in Estonia.

More info available at:

Wilson Disease Association: http://www.wilsonsdisease.org/about-wilsondisease.php