Wilson's Disease Support Group - UK

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Medical Articles

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APRIL 2022

Definitive works on the management and treatment of Wilson's disease in the UK but for access across the world.

  • Wilsons Disease Guidance Document:  The Management and Treatment of Wilson’s Disease by the BASL RDSIG (the British Association for the Study of the Liver, Rare Diseases Special Interest Group)
    All you need to know about the recognised management and treatment of Wilson’s disease in the UK.
    Full document published April 2022
  • Investigation and Management of Wilson's Disease:  A practical guidance from BASL RDSIG (the British Association for the Study of the Liver Rare Diseases Special Interest Group):
    An abridged article published in The Lancet -  Gastrology and Hepatology:  April 2022

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

The late, Dr Alan Stevens, retired consultant pathologist and medical author, very kindly wrote a series of medical articles for our newsletters explaining to patients in simple terms the possible effects of Wilson's disease on the body.

These articles are a good introductory educational resource and are divided as follows:

  • The liver
    • What are LFTs? (Liver Function Tests)
    • The Normal Liver
    • Cirrhosis of the Liver
    • Oesophageal Varices
  • The Brain in Wilson's disease
  • Complications in treatment of Wilson's disease
    • Elastosis Perforans Serpiginosa (EPS)

ARTICLES BY OTHER AUTHORS

  • The Eyes in Wilson's disease - 2015 - Dr Susan Mollan
  • Gene Therapy for Wilson’s Disease – 2021 - Dr Mary Fortune and Professor Graeme Alexander 

The Genetics of Wilson's disease

  • Genetic Mutations in Wilson's Disease - 2015 - Dr Mary Fortune
  • Genetics of Wilson's Disease – 2013 - Professor Oliver Bandmann
  • Wilson's disease is a genetic condition - 2013 - Dr Richard Sandford

How is WD diagnosed in the laboratory?

  • Laboratory Tests in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Wilson's disease - 2019 - Dr Chris Harrington

 


01. Wilson's Disease Guidance Document: The Management and Treatment of Wilson’s Disease by the BASL RDSIG (2022)

All you need to know about the recognised management and treatment of Wilson’s disease in the UK. Published April 2022

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02. Investigation and Management of Wilson’s Disease: A practical guidance from BASL RDSIG (April 2022)

An abridged article published in The Lancet - Gastrology and Hepatology: April 2022

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04. The Normal Liver - What does it do? - A Simplified Guide (2014)

A.Stevens

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05. Cirrhosis - A Simplified Outline (2015)

Dr A Stevens

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06. Oesophageal Varices - A Simplified Guide (2013)

Dr A.Stevens

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07. The brain in Wilson's disease - A Basic Account (2018)

Dr A Stevens

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08. Elastosis Perforans Serpiginosa (2017)

Dr A. Stevens

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09. Wilson's disease seen in the eyes (2015)

Dr Susan Mollan

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10. Gene Therapy for Wilson's Disease (2021)

Dr Mary Fortune and Professor Graeme Alexander

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11. Genetic Mutations in Wilson’s Disease (2015)

Dr Mary Fortune

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12. Genetics of Wilson's Disease (2013)

Professor Oliver Bandmann

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13. Wilson's disease is a genetic condition (2013)

Dr Richard Sandford

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14. Laboratory Tests in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Wilson's disease (2019)

Dr Chris Harrington

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