[Wilson's disease in East Germany: in retrospect and perspectives -- an evaluation].


Wilson's disease is an autosomal recessive inherited metabolic disorder due to a disturbance of copper metabolism. Although the primary genetic defect is not known a longlife treatment is necessary for establishing a negative copper balance by removing the metal of the abnormal body stores. Experiences in handling with this disease in our country over a period of 20 years are reported. Especially epidemiologic findings, the diagnostic procedures and the strategies in therapeutic regimes are discussed. Future advances in genomic diagnostics are mentioned.


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@article{Loessner1990WilsonsDI, title={[Wilson's disease in East Germany: in retrospect and perspectives -- an evaluation].}, author={J. Loessner and H. Bachmann and Raphaela Siegemund and H. J. K{\"{u}hn and K F G{\"{u}nther}, journal={Psychiatrie, Neurologie, und medizinische Psychologie}, year={1990}, volume={42 10}, pages={585-600} }