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Wilson's diseaseNeurology An AR disorder of copper metabolism characterized by accumulation of copper in the brain, liver, and other organs Clinical Cirrhosis, degeneration of basal ganglia and neurologic deterioration with involuntary movement, tremors, muscular rigidity, spastic contractures, psychiatric defects, dysphagia, Kayser-Fleischer ring. See Ceruloplasmin, Copper.
Wilson's diseaseA rare genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in the body, especially in the liver and brain, causing CIRRHOSIS and brain damage. There are behaviour abnormalities and personality changes, writhing movements of the limbs (athetoid movements), muscle rigidity and shortening, dementia and, in untreated cases, death. If diagnosed early, often by the observation of a ring of greenish-brown discoloration in each cornea (KAYSER-FLEISCHER RING), the condition may be controlled with a diet low in copper and the use of the drug d-penicillamine, which binds copper into a form which is excreted in the urine. Also known as hepato-lenticular degeneration. (Samuel Alexander Kinnier Wilson, 1878–1937, American-born English neurologist).
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Q. Hi this is Wilson; I have a daughter, who is 5. She has frequent nose bleeds when she is behaving badly. Hi this is Bell; I have a daughter, who is 5. She has frequent nose bleeds when she is behaving badly. She has been screened by her school for ADHD and I haven’t had a chance to consult a doctor for her screening and exam for ADHD. I thought that her nose bleeds cause due to her behavior? I need help.