What is the role of chelating agents in the treatment of Wilson disease?

Updated: Feb 14, 2019
  • Author: Richard K Gilroy, MBBS, FRACP; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Answer

The mainstay of therapy for Wilson disease is the use of chelating agents and medications that block copper absorption from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.


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