Wilson’s disease is very rare and is an autosomal inherited condition, which results in the excess deposit of copper in the liver, brains and other essential organs of the body. The symptoms of Wilson’s disease generally appear between the ages 12-23. The various symptoms of this condition include pain in the abdominal region, fatigue, loss of appetite, jaundice, easy bruising, speech problems, and stiffness of muscles and buildup of fluid in the leg or abdominal area. The condition has adverse effects on the liver as it causes cirrhosis that is the scarring of liver tissue because of the accumulation of excess copper. Other problems in relation to this disease are liver failure, kidney problems, neurological and psychological problems.
HOW IS WILSON'S DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Common chelating agents used in medicine for treatment of Wilson’s disease are Penicillamine, trientine and Zinc acetate.