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What causes Wilson's disease?

Wilson's disease is caused by a mutation on chromosome 13 in the gene ATP7B. Mutations in this gene can lead to the abnormal accumulation of copper throughout the body.

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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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