Wilson disease is a rare autosomal recessive inherited disorder of copper metabolism that is characterized by excessive deposition of copper in the liver, brain, and other issues.
• Ascites and prominent abdominal veins
• Spider nevi
• Palmar erythema
• Digital clubbing
• Chronic active hepatitis
• Cirrhosis (the most common initial presentation)
• Fulminant hepatic failure
The signs and symptoms of Wilson’s disease vary widely, depending on which organ is affected. They can be mistaken for other diseases or conditions. Wilson’s disease can only be detected by a doctor and through diagnostic testing.
• Limited eye movement
• Rusty or brown-colored ring around the iris (Kayser-Fleischer rings)