Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination and request various tests that confirm that it is Wilson’s disease, since the symptoms can be confused with those of other diseases. Among the required tests are:
- Liver ultrasound.
- Blood and urine tests.
- Liver biopsy.
- Eye exam.
- Genetic tests.
Because Wilson’s disease is incurable, the basic treatment is to reduce copper deposit in the body through:
- Diet changes.
- Medications that help capture copper, facilitate its elimination through the urine and limit its absorption in the intestine.
If liver function is severely damaged, a liver transplant may be required.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.