Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Wilson's Disease Treatment

General treatment for Wilson's disease includes medications that bind copper in the intestines, or medications that help remove it from the bloodstream. Medications that bind copper in the bloodstream are called chelating agents. The chelating agents make it possible for the copper to be filtered by your kidneys and excreted into your urine.

Specific treatment for Wilson's disease may include:

Treatment for someone with liver failure from Wilson's disease includes:
  • Liver transplant

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Last Updated: Jun 9, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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