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Ophthalmologists usually use slit lamp biomicroscopy to look for Kayser-Fleischer rings in Wilsons disease; anterior segment optical coherence tomography is a new alternative to identify the characteristic hyper-reflective layer in the deep corneal periphery at the level of Descemets membrane. This method allows non-ophthalmologists to look for and to quantify Kayser-Fleischer rings. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Heterotopic liver transplantation for fulminant Wilsons disease. AU - Stampfl, David A.. AU - Muñoz, Santiago J.. AU - Moritz, Michael J.. AU - Rubin, Raphael. AU - Armenti, Vincent T.. AU - Jarrell, Bruce E.. AU - Maddrey, Willis C.. PY - 1990. Y1 - 1990. N2 - Wilsons disease may present with severe acute hepatocellular failure. The only effective treatment for fulminant Wilsons disease is liver transplantation, which may lead to reversal of the underlying disease. Some patients with cirrhosis who are too ill to undergo orthotopic liver transplantation have been treated with heterotopic liver transplantation. However, use of heterotopic liver transplantation for fulminant hepatocellular failure has not been successful. This case study involves a patient in whom a heterotopic liver transplant was successfully used for treatment of Wilsons disease presenting with fulminant hepatocellular failure.. AB - Wilsons disease may present with severe acute hepatocellular failure. The ...
Kayser-Fleischer rings are a sign of Wilsons disease, which involves abnormal copper handling by the liver resulting in copper accumulation in the body and is characterised by abnormalities of the basal ganglia of the brain, liver cirrhosis, splenomegaly, involuntary movements, muscle rigidity, psychiatric disturbances, dystonia and dysphagia. The combination of neurological symptoms, a low blood ceruloplasmin level and KF rings is diagnostic of Wilsons disease.[1] Other causes of KF rings are cholestasis (obstruction of the bile ducts), primary biliary cirrhosis and "cryptogenic" cirrhosis (cirrhosis in which no cause can be identified).[1] ...
Recent advances in molecular biology have made possible the identification of genetic defects responsible for Wilsons disease, Indian childhood cirrhosis and copper toxicosis in Long Evans Cinnamon rats, toxic milk mice, and Bedlington terriers. The Wilsons disease gene is localized on human chromosome 13 and codes for ATP7B, a copper transporting P-type ATPase. A genetic defect similar to that of Wilsons disease occurs in Long Evans Cinnamon rats and toxic milk mice. Familial Show moreRecent advances in molecular biology have made possible the identification of genetic defects responsible for Wilsons disease, Indian childhood cirrhosis and copper toxicosis in Long Evans Cinnamon rats, toxic milk mice, and Bedlington terriers. The Wilsons disease gene is localized on human chromosome 13 and codes for ATP7B, a copper transporting P-type ATPase. A genetic defect similar to that of Wilsons disease occurs in Long Evans Cinnamon rats and toxic milk mice. Familial copper storage disorders in ...
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CUCRU : The biliary system is the major pathway of copper excretion. Biliary excretion of copper requires an adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-dependent transporter protein. Mutations in the gene for the transporter protein cause hepatolenticular degeneration (Wilson disease). Ceruloplasmin, the primary copper-carrying protein in the blood, is also reduced in Wilson disease. Urine copper excretion is increased in Wilson disease due to a decreased serum binding of copper to ceruloplasmin, or due to allelic variances in cellular metal ion transporters.   Hypercupriuria is also found in hemochromatosis, biliary cirrhosis, thyrotoxicosis, various infections, and a variety of other acute, chronic, and malignant diseases (including leukemia). Urine copper concentrations are also elevated in patients taking contraceptives or estrogens and during pregnancy.   Low urine copper levels are seen in malnutrition, hypoproteinemias, malabsorption, and nephrotic syndrome. Increased zinc consumption interferes
The health care team will arrange for you to collect your childs urine over a 24 hour period.This will be explained in more detail when you are in clinic.They test the urine for copper levels. Excess copper in the eyes can cause dark rings to form around the iris. These are called Kayser-Fleischer rings. They are difficult to see without a special eye exam. Your childs doctor may do an eye exam to check for these rings. However, the absense of the Kayser-Fleischer rings does not rule out the disease. Your childs health care team may do other tests such as an ultrasound of the abdomen and a CT scan or MRI of the brain. ...
Background: Wilsons disease is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder resulting from an abnormality of copper metabolism. The excessive accumulation of copper in the brain induces an extrapyramidal syndrome. Oculomotor abnormalities occur in most extrapyramidal disorders but have rarely been studied in Wilsons disease. Objective: To evaluate the ocular motility manifestations of Wilsons disease. Methods: A prospective study of 34 patients affected by Wilsons disease who were recruited and their ocular motility recorded by electro-oculography (EOG). Results: Vertical smooth pursuit was abnormal in 29 patients (85%). Vertical optokinetic nystagmus and horizontal smooth pursuit were impaired in 41% and 41% of patients, respectively. No MRI abnormality was found in the lenticular nuclei of seven patients who manifested ocular motility abnormalities. Conclusion: Vertical eye movements, in particular vertical pursuits, are impaired in Wilsons disease, more often than vertical optokinetic ...
Wilsons disease is an inherited disorder that causes too much copper to accumulate in your liver, brain and other vital organs. Another term for Wilsons disease is hepatolenticular degeneration.Copper plays a key role in the development of healthy nerves, bones, collagen and the skin pigment melanin. Normally, copper is absorbed from your food, and any excess is excreted ... Continue Reading ...
He was born in Cedarville, New Jersey. A year after Wilsons birth, his father died and his family moved to Edinburgh. In 1902 he graduated with an M.B. from the University of Edinburgh Medical School, and during the following year he received his B.Sc. in physiology. Afterwards he traveled to Paris, where he studied with neurologists Pierre Marie (1853-1940) and Joseph Babinski (1857-1932). In 1905 he relocated to London, where he worked as registrar and pathologist at the National Hospital, Queens Square. Later, he was appointed professor of neurology at Kings College Hospital. Wilson specialized in clinical neurology, and made important contributions in his studies of epilepsy, narcolepsy, apraxia and speech disorders. He described hepatolenticular degeneration in his Gold Medal winning M.D. dissertation of 1912 titled "Progressive lenticular degeneration" from the University of Edinburgh Medical School.[1] He was honored for his research of the disease, and afterwards the disorder became ...
After cellular uptake, Copper (Cu) ions are transferred from the chaperone Atox1 to the Wilson disease protein (ATP7B) for incorporation into Cu-dependent enzymes in the secretory pathway. Human ATP7B is a large multi-domain membrane-spanning protein which, in contrast to homologues in other organisms, has six similar cytoplasmic metal-binding domains (MBDs). The reason for multiple MBDs is proposed to be indirect modulation of enzymatic activity and it is thus intriguing that point mutations in MBDs can promote Wilson disease. We here investigated, in vitro and in silico, the biophysical consequences of clinically-observed Wilson disease mutations, G85V in MBD1 and G591D in MBD6, incorporated in domain 4. Because G85 and G591 correspond to a conserved Gly found in all MBDs, we introduced the mutations in the well-characterized MBD4. We found the mutations to dramatically reduce the MBD4 thermal stability, shifting the midpoint temperature of unfolding by more than 20 A degrees C. In contrast to ...
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TY - CONF. T1 - Chronic acquired hepatocerebral degeneration or Parkinson Disease? A case report. AU - Arnao, Valentina. AU - Savettieri, Giovanni. AU - Realmuto, Sabrina. AU - Piccoli, Tommaso. AU - Cinturino, Antonio. AU - Giacalone, Fabio. AU - Talamanca, Simona. PY - 2013. Y1 - 2013. UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10447/73011. M3 - Other. ER - ...
Fulminant hepatic failure resulting from hepatitis E and coexistent Wilsons disease was diagnosed in a six year old girl six weeks after returning from a holiday in India. Wilsons disease was diagnosed on the basis of histological evidence of hepatocellular copper deposition, confirmed by biochemical estimation of liver copper concentration. Although severely damaged, the liver was non-cirrhotic. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) was diagnosed by nested polymerase chain reaction, the specificity of which was confirmed by direct sequencing of amplified DNA. Replication of HEV within the liver at the time of diagnosis was confirmed by selective amplification of the antigenomic strand of the virus obtained from total liver RNA. The patient had an orthotopic liver transplantation without recurrence of hepatitis and remains well at 19 months. Viral excretion, recorded by serial amplification of HEV RNA extracted from stool samples, persisted for 30 days after liver grafting. Severe vitiligo, present ...
OBJECTIVES: I. Establish the safety and efficacy of extended maintenance zinc therapy in 200 patients with Wilson disease.. II. Establish further the role of zinc in the prophylactic treatment of presymptomatic patients by increasing the current cohort from 80 to at least 100 patients.. III. Establish further the role of zinc therapy in pregnant patients with Wilson disease.. IV. Establish further the role of zinc therapy in children with Wilson disease. ...
A 70 year-old man presented with a 8 year history of cognitive decline. Initial presenting signs included mild memory loss, behavioural disturbances, and transient episodes of disorientation. Neurological examination revealed frontal release signs, including severe confusion, hallucinations and bilateral grasping, pyramidal signs, facial dyskinesia and dysmetria. During this first hospitalization, his "mini mental status" (MMS) was quoted as 25/30. Laboratory investigations showed undetectable ceruloplasmin in serum, increased ferritin (1777 g/L - normal 30-300) and a slight decrease of serum iron (11,8 mol/l -normal 12-30) and copper (0.06 mg/l - normal 0.8-1.4) levels. Fundus oculi was normal; there was neither Kayser-Fleischer ring nor retinal abnormality. There were no signs of diabetes mellitus. Brain MRI revealed bilateral increased signal intensities of deep nuclei on T1 weighted that were more marked on T2 weighted sequences. The abnormalities involved predominantly the putamen, caudate ...
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical /disorders/wilsons_doc.htm http://www.medgen.med.ualberta.ca/database.html top References Sass-Kortsak A. Wilsons disease. A treatable liver disease in children. Pediatr Clin North Am. 1975;22:963-984. Scheinberg IH, Sternlieb I. Wilsons disease. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1984. Walshe JM. Wilsons disease presenting with features of hepatic dysfunction: a clinical analysis of eighty-seven patients. Q J Med. 1989;70:253-263. Danks DM. Disorders of copper transport. In: Scriver CR, Beaudet AL, Sly WS, Valle D, eds. The Metabolic Basis of Inherited Disease. New York: McGraw-Hill; 1995: 4125-4158. Roberts EA, Cox DW. Wilson disease. Baillieres Clin Gastroenterol. 1998;12:237-256. Sanchez-Albisua I, Garde T, Hierro L, Camarena C, Frauca E, de la Vega A, et al. A high index of suspicion: the key to an early diagnosis of Wilsons disease in childhood. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1999;28:186-190. Wilson DC, Phillips MJ, Cox DW, Roberts EA. Severe hepatic ...
Wilsons disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive disorder with reduced biliary excretion of copper plus impaired formation of ceruloplasmin, leading to copper accumulation in the liver, brain, kidney, and cornea. Clinical manifestations include liver damage, psychiatric symptoms, and neurological features. We report a 35-year-old woman with a history of deranged liver functions who had severe depression several years later and eventually presented with parkinsonian features. The underlying diagnosis is WD and family screening revealed WD in 2 other siblings. She could not tolerate penicillamine because of fever and leucopenia. While taking trientine hydrochloride and zinc sulphate, her parkinsonism improved and her depression remained in remission. WD should be considered in patients with unexplained liver function derangement or psychiatric symptoms. Early diagnosis and initiation of specific treatment are crucial in minimising any further cerebral and hepatic damage as well as securing possible ...
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References 1. Cauza E, Maier-Dobersberger T, Polli C, Kaserer K, Kramer L, Ferenci P. Screening for Wilsons disease in patients with liver diseases by serum ceruloplasmin. Journal of hepatology. 1997;27:358-62. 2. Medici V, Rossaro L, Sturniolo GC. Wilson disease--a practical approach to diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver. 2007;39:601-9. 3. Roberts EA, Schilsky ML. Diagnosis and treatment of Wilson disease: an update. Hepatology (Baltimore, Md). 2008;47:2089-111. 4. Stremmel W, Meyerrose KW, Niederau C, Hefter H, Kreuzpaintner G, Strohmeyer G. Wilson disease: clinical presentation, treatment, and survival. Annals of internal medicine. 1991;115:720-6. 5. Hellman NE, Gitlin JD. Ceruloplasmin metabolism and function. Annual review of nutrition. 2002;22:439-58. 6. Scott J, Gollan JL, Samourian S, Sherlock S. Wilsons disease, presenting as chronic active ...
Wilsons disease has genetic heterogeneity with variations in clinical symptoms among families as well as races and countries. Chinese females had an early onset of symptoms (mean, 11.8 years) and death (mean, 13.9 years), whereas Chinese had later onset (mean, 20.9 years) and age at death (mean, 23.2 years). British patients showed a similar trend, with females having earlier onset of symptoms (mean, 14.9 years) than males (mean, 16.8 years). Males in predominantly female-affected families usually, had early onset, whereas females in predominantly male-affected families had late onset. Twenty-five of 30 patients with onset of symptoms at age 20 years ...
Wilsons disease is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues; this manifests as neurological or psychiatric symptoms and liver disease.
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[Lesions of the peripheral nerves in Wilsons disease. Electrodiagnostic findings (authors transl)].: Electrodiagnostical studies were carried out on three pat
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Wilson disease is an inherited disorder in which there is too much copper in the bodys tissues. The excess copper damages the liver and nervous system.
Abstract: Introduction: In Wilsons disease (WD), brain magnetic resonance images (MRI) show increased signal intensity in T2 weighted images in the lenticular nuclei, thalamus and brainstem, including the substantia nigra. A poor therapeutic response to levodopa in WD suggests the mechanism of a postsynaptic abnormality. However positron emission tomography studies show an involvement of the nigrostriatal presynaptic dopaminergic pathway. Case report: We report the clinical manifestations in a case of WD with akinetic-rigid syndrome and initial hesitation. The brain MRI showed an increased signal intensity lesion in the substantia nigra region, in addition to basal ganglion and thalamic lesions. However, dopamine transporter (DAT) imaging with 99mTc-TRODAT-1 revealed a nonsignificantly increased DAT uptake, suggesting a normal presynaptic nigrostriatal dopaminergic terminal. Conclusion: We suggest that significant heterogeneity can be found in WD patients and a normal presynaptic dopaminergic ...
PURPOSE:. To evaluate the impact of brain MRI and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in early detection of central nervous system abnormalities in patients affected by Wilsons disease (WD) with or without neurological involvement.. METHODS:. Out of 25 consecutive WD patients, 13 showed hepatic involvement, ten hepatic and neurological manifestations, and twp hepatic, neurological, and psychiatric symptoms, including mainly movement disorders, major depression, and psychosis. Twenty-four healthy, age-gender matched subjects served as controls. All patients underwent brain MRI and (99m)Tc-ethyl-cysteinate dimer (ECD) SPECT before starting specific therapy. Voxel-by-voxel analyses were performed using statistical parametric mapping to compare differences in (99m)Tc-ECD brain uptake between the two groups.. RESULTS:. Brain MRI showed T2-weighted hyperintensities in seven patients (28%), six of whom were affected by hepatic and neurological forms. Brain perfusion SPECT showed ...
In the Journal of Clinical Investigation, scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München describe a small peptide that very efficiently binds excess copper from liver cells. This molecule comes from a bacteriums bag of tricks and could be suitable for treating Wilson disease. In an experimental model it has already proven superior to conventional medicines.
Trocello, J.-M., El Balkhi, S., Woimant, F., Girardot-Tinant, N., Chappuis, P., Lloyd, C. and Poupon, J. (2014), Relative exchangeable copper: A promising tool for family screening in Wilson disease. Mov. Disord., 29: 558-562. doi: 10.1002/mds.25763 ...
... is a rare genetic disorder that is passed from parents to children (inherited). It prevents your body from getting rid of extra copper in your system.
A health care provider may order imaging tests to evaluate brain abnormalities in patients who have nervous system symptoms often seen with Wilson disease, or in patients diagnosed with Wilson disease. Health care providers do not use brain imaging tests to diagnose Wilson disease, though certain findings may suggest the patient has the disease.. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). An MRI is a test that takes pictures of the bodys internal organs and soft tissues without using x rays. A specially trained technician performs the procedure in an outpatient center or a hospital, and a radiologist-a doctor who specializes in medical imaging-interprets the images. The patient does not need anesthesia, though people with a fear of confined spaces may receive light sedation, taken by mouth. An MRI may include the injection of a special dye, called contrast medium. With most MRI machines, the patient will lie on a table that slides into a tunnel-shaped device that may be open ended or closed at one end. ...
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The daughters of pop music royalty, siblings Carnie and Wendy Wilson and their childhood pal Chynna Phillips hit pay dirt as the trio Wilson Phillips in the 1990s with a handful of soaring singles. Today the vocal group still performs but not at the breakneck pace of its hit-song heyday.. "Were on tour every year, but we just do one to two shows a month," says Carnie Wilson, calling from her Los Angeles home. "Thats all we can do in terms of travel because weve got nine children between us. We do wish we could do more, but thats a good pace for us.". It has been 27 years since the release of Wilson Phillips self-titled debut, an album that yielded the No. 1 Billboard hits "Hold On," "Release Me" and "Youre in Love." Their success allowed the three to step out of the long shadows cast by their famous parents. Carnie and Wendy are the daughters of Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson and Marilyn Rovell of the Honeys. Chynna is the daughter of John and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the ...
Marchione, E.; Johnson, S. and Wison, A. G., 2014. Modelling Maritime Piracy: a spatial approach. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 17 (2): 9. Dennett, A. and Wilson, A. G., 2013. A multi-level spatial interaction modelling framework for estimating interregional migration in Europe. Environment and Planning A, 45: 1491-1507. 24 March 2014, Defence Scientific Advisory Council: Triennial Review Report (Communicated by Professor Sir Alan Wilson). RIBA Think Piece Series - Digital Planning: Ideas to make it happen, 2014.. Birkin, M., Clarke, G., Clarke, M. and Wilson, A. G., 2014. The achievements and future potential of applied quantitative geography: a case study. Geographica Polonica, 87 (2): 179-202. de Martinis V., Pagliara F. and Wilson A., 2014. The evolution and planning of hierarchical transport networks, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 41(2): 192-210. Davies, T., Fry, H., Wilson, A., Palmisano, A., Altaweel, M. and Radner, K., 2014. Application of an ...
Wilsons disease is caused by an autosomal recessive disorder of the hepatic copper transport of ATP 7B. The responsible gene is located on the long arm of chromosome 13.
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wilson.cc gives a two-sided Wilson confidence interval with continuity correction for the difference of two dependent proportions. The continuity correction is performed to the score limits. Data are assumed to be of a fourfold table, which contains the numbers of concordance and the numbers of discordance of two dependent methods.
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