What is Wilson disease?|
Wilson disease is an inherited disorder in which excessive amounts of copper accumulate in the body, particularly in the liver, brain, and eyes. Typically, signs and symptoms of Wilson disease first appear between the ages of 6 and 40, but most often begin during the teenage years.
Liver disease is usually the initial feature of Wilson disease in people between the ages of 6 and 45. Signs and symptoms of liver disease include yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eye (jaundice), fatigue, loss of appetite, and abdominal swelling. Psychiatric or nervous system p
How common is Wilson disease?
Wilson disease is a rare disorder that affects approximately 1 in 30,000 individuals.