Tag : Wilson

Wilson disease is a genetic disorder in which excess copper builds up in the body. It occurs in about 1 in 30,000 people. Symptoms usually begin between the ages of 5 and 35 years. It is caused by a mutation in the ATP7B gene. This translated to the Wilson protein which transports excess copper into bile. The condition is autosomal recessive. Copper accumulation leads to injury in ..

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