Can I prevent Wilson disease?

You can’t prevent Wilson disease. If you have a first-degree relative—a parent, sibling, or child—with Wilson disease, talk with your doctor about testing you and other family members for the disease. A doctor may be able to diagnose and begin treating Wilson disease before symptoms appear. Early diagnosis and treatment can reduce or prevent organ damage.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 11/01/2018.


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