Pediatric Wilson’s Disease

If Wilson's disease is diagnosed accurately and quickly, a person with this condition can be healthy and live a normal life.


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What is Pediatric Wilson’s Disease?

Wilson’s disease is a rare condition that causes copper to gather in the liver, brain and other major organs of the body. In most cases, Wilson’s disease is diagnosed in people between the ages of 5 and 35, but it can be diagnosed at any age.

Some copper is vital to bodily functions, as it is important for healthy nerves, bones and skin pigmentation. However, if a person has Wilson’s disease, copper isn’t processed normally and the levels accumulate.

What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Wilson’s Disease?

  • Decreased appetite
  • Difficulty with speech, swallowing or mobility
  • Excess fluid in the legs or abdomen
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Jaundice 
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Muscle spasms or muscle stiffness

What are the causes of Pediatric Wilson’s Disease?

A gene mutation that is hereditary (passed down in families) causes Wilson’s disease.

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