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How is Wilson's disease treated?

Treatment for Wilson's disease involves reducing the level of copper in the body and preventing its further accumulation. Treatment is lifelong and may include medication to eliminate excessive build-up of copper, medication to reduce further absorption of copper and following a low-copper diet. Severe cases of liver damage may require liver transplantation.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 19 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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