Summary of Wilson's disease
Flashcards on Wilson's disease
Thin, brown rings are seen in the outer cornea of patients with Wilson's disease.
Questions on Wilson's disease
A 10-year-old boy comes to his pediatrician because of difficulty articulating his speech. His parents have noticed that he was previously very talkative but now appears taciturn and moody. When he does speak, he has difficulty forming his words correctly. Physical examination of the patient shows a well-developed male with mild tenderness to palpation in his right upper quadrant and hepatomegaly. Closer examination of his eyes shows yellow-brown deposits in the corneoscleral junction. The patient's symptoms are most likely caused by an inability to excrete the metabolite by which route?