Wilson's Disease Directory
Wilson's disease is a rare inherited disorder that causes the body to store too much copper. If your body cannot eliminate copper properly, it accumulates and can damge the kidneys, brain, and eyes. Liver disease, central nervous system dysfunction, and even death can occur if not treated. But when diagnosed and treated early, many people with Wilson's disease live normal lives. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what causes Wilson's disease, what it looks like, how it's treated, and much more.
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A percutaneous liver biopsy is done by inserting a long needle between two of the right lower ribs to remove a sample of liver tissue.
Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)
An aspartate aminotransferase (AST) test measures the amount of this enzyme in the blood. AST is normally found in red blood cells, the liver, heart, pancreas, kidneys, and muscle tissue.
Bilirubin is a brownish yellow substance found in bile. It is produced when the liver breaks down old red blood cells.