Wilson Disease - A case study in ayurvedic perspective - Dr. Radhika Injamuri
Abstract: Wilson disease also known as hepatolenticular degeneration is an autosomal recessive disorder that can be associated with degenerative changes in the brain, liver and Kayser-Fleischer rings in the cornea. The incidence is 1/ 5000 to 1/100000 births and occurs due to accumulation of copper. It is progressive and potentially fatal if untreated. Rapid diagnostic investigation of the possibility of Wilson disease in a patient presenting with any form of liver disease, particularly if > 5year of age , not only facilitates early institution of management of Wilson disease and related genetic counseling but also allows appropriate treatment. In the full paper Ayurvedic approach and various herbal drugs used in the management of Wilson disease will be dealt in detail.