Overview of Management for the Clinician: What’s Important and What’s Not
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The cornerstone of managing Wilson’s disease is anticopper therapy, since copper accumulation and toxicity is the cause of the disease. For that reason, we spent all of Chapter 4 reviewing in some detail the characteristics, uses, advantages and disadvantages of the anticopper drugs. These areas will be further elaborated on in Chapters 6–9 where treatment of specific kinds of patients is dealt with in detail. However, there are important general guidelines and factors to consider when choosing and using anticopper drugs, which physicians need to know about before they initiate treatment. I have kept the section on anticopper drugs in this chapter brief, so it will provide this overview purpose.
KeywordsMaintenance Therapy Copper Content Copper Level Copper Deficiency Urinary Copper
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