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) ...