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Wilson's Disease: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 So let's wrap up this video series.

    00:02 Wilson's disease is a rare recessive genetic disorder that causes an accumulation of copper in organs of the body.

    00:10 Remember brain and liver.

    00:13 Now the three most common places we said the brain and liver.

    00:17 But remember those rings that you see in the cornea, notice the Kayser Fleischer Rings.

    00:23 Now diagnosis is difficult with the symptoms of Wilson's disease because they can look like other diseases and disorders.

    00:30 Now when we treat it, we have a great prognosis but initial treatment uses chelators to remove the accumulated copper.

    00:37 Now ongoing lifetime treatment has a great prognosis, but your goal is to prevent the re-accumulation of copper.

    00:45 So we'll use a smaller dose of key leaders and possibly zinc salts.

    00:50 Patient education should include the foods that are high in copper and individualized safe amounts of these foods to be included in the dietary plan for each patient.

    01:01 Thank you for watching our video today.


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