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Wilson disease


Other Names for this Disease
  • Hepatolenticular degeneration
  • WD
  • WND
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  • I have been diagnosed with Wilson disease. What are the long-term effects of this disease? Will I need to be on medication for the rest of my life? Does Wilson disease count as a disability because an affected person has it all of their life? What are the chances that my children will have Wilson disease? Click here for answer