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Wilson Disease: Osmosis Study Video

Rishi Desai, MD, MPH

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February 28, 2019

What is Wilson disease? Individuals typically take in more copper than the body needs every day, and any excess is excreted. In patients with Wilson disease, a genetic defect affecting the ATP7B transport protein causes copper to accumulate in the body and damage various tissues and organs. This video covers the pathophysiology of Wilson disease, as well as common signs and symptoms, complications, and treatments.

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