Asked by: Jeanne Karsten
asked in category: General Last Updated: 22nd May, 2020

Can people with Wilson's disease have kids?

People with only one malfunctioning gene will never have symptoms and do not need treatment. However, they can pass the disease on to their children. Some cases of Wilson's disease are not inherited.

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In respect to this, how is the family of a person with Wilson's disease affected?

Wilson disease is an autosomal recessive disease, which means it occurs equally in men and women. In order to inherit Wilson disease, both parents must carry one genetic mutation (abnormal alteration in the gene) that each parent passes to the affected child. People with only one abnormal gene are called carriers.

Also Know, is Wilson's disease contagious? Wilson's disease is a genetic disorder. This means that it is not brought about by anything that may have occurred during pregnancy, neither is it an infectious or contagious disease. Genetic disorders are inherited and the pattern in which you or your child may have developed the condition will now be described.

Simply so, what is the life expectancy of a person with Wilson's disease?

Without treatment, life expectancy is estimated to be 40 years, but with prompt and efficient treatment, patients may have a normal lifespan.

Who is most likely to get Wilson's Disease?

Wilson's disease is a rare inherited disorder that causes copper to accumulate in your liver, brain and other vital organs. Most people with Wilson's disease are diagnosed between the ages of 5 and 35, but it can affect younger and older people, as well.

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