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Wilson Disease

Wilson disease is a rare genetic disorder that causes excessive copper accumulation in the liver or brain. Unless detected and treated early, it can result in liver disease, psychiatric symptoms or neurologic symptoms.

The Northwestern Medicine Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders Clinic, a Wilson Disease Association Center of Excellence, is committed to optimizing Wilson disease treatment through early diagnosis and lifelong care. Our multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of Wilson disease includes highly experienced professionals in the fields of adult and pediatric neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, psychiatry, hepatology, transplant, nursing, genetics and social work.

Through our relationship with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, we also help in the transition from pediatric to adult care for individuals with Wilson disease.

Visit the Movement Disorders Clinic Meet Our Wilson Disease Care Team

Clinical Trials

You may be eligible for one of our ongoing clinical trials. Find out how to join a study.


To meet with one of the Northwestern Medicine clinic's movement disorders specialists, call the clinical affiliate practice phone number at 312-695-7950.

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