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  • Wilson disease is a relatively rare genetic disorder that prevents the body from eliminating copper. 
  • The build-up of copper damages certain structures including the liver, nervous system, brain, kidneys and eyes.
  • Wilson disease is fatal without medical treatment.
  • There is no cure, but the condition can be managed.
  • Treatment options include medications, chelation therapy and avoiding foods high in copper.

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Reviewed on: 07-02-2018