DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for Wilson disease

Wilson disease [DOID:893]

Wilson's disease or hepatolenticular degeneration is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues; this manifests as neurological or psychiatric symptoms and liver disease. It is treated with medication that reduces copper absorption or removes the excess copper from the body, but occasionally a liver transplant is required.

Synonyms:  Wilson disease,  DOID:893,  Wilson disorder,  Wilson syndrome,  Cerebral pseudosclerosis (disorder) ...