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Chapter-18 Wilson’s Disease

BOOK TITLE: Liver Biopsy Made Easy

Author
1. Eapen Malini
ISBN
9789386150264
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14215_19
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
7
Author Affiliations
1. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kochi, Kerala, India
Chapter keywords
Wilson’s disease, hepatic, neurological, psychiatric, laboratory test, liver biopsy, special stain

Abstract

Autosomal recessive disorder of copper metabolism that results in accumulation of copper in various tissues due to lack of synthesis of copper transport protein. The clinical features of Wilson’s disease are hepatic, neurological and psychiatric, and others. This chapter covers the pathogenesis of Wilson’s disease, Laboratory test for Wilson’s disease, laboratory investigations, liver biopsy, special stains, genetic studies, and treatment.

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