Pediatric Wilson’s Disease

Pediatric Wilson’s Disease

Pediatric Wilson’s Disease

Dallas

214-456-8000
Fax: 214-456-1206
Suite F4500

Plano

469-303-2400
Fax: 469-303-2407
Suite P4400

Park Cities

469-488-7000
Fax: 469-488-7001
Suite 106

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What is Pediatric Wilson’s Disease?

Wilson’s disease causes copper to gather in the liver, brain and other major organs.

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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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How common is 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.

  • Can Wilson's disease be cured?

    If the condition is diagnosed accurately and quickly, a person with this condition can be healthy and live a normal life.