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Maintenance Therapy

  • George J. Brewer
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Abstract

Maintenance therapy begins after copper toxicity is eliminated and continues for the remainder of the patient’s life. Depending upon the drug, the time for copper toxicity elimination varies between two months with tetrathiomolybdate (TM), penicillamine, or trientine, and about four to six months for zinc. An exception would be if the patient interrupts their therapy, or is noncompliant for a period of time, and develops either renewed neurologic or hepatic disease. This leads to repeating initial therapy procedures until copper toxicity is once again subdued.

Keywords

Maintenance Therapy Copper Deficiency Serum Copper Zinc Sulfate Related Text 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • George J. Brewer
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  1. 1.University of Michigan Medical SchoolUSA

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