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Sources Used in Current Review

(2009 May). Wilson Disease. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse [On-line information]. Available online at http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/wilson/ through http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov. Accessed November 2010.

Haldeman-Englert, C. (Updated 2010 September 10). Wilson's Disease. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000785.htm. Accessed November 2010.

Chang, C. (Updated 2009 December 21). Wilson Disease. eMedicine Movement and Neurodegenerative diseases [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1153622-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed November 2010.

Shah, R. and Piper, M. (Updated 2009 August 25). Wilson Disease. eMedicine Gastroenterology [On-line information]. Available online at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/183456-overview through http://emedicine.medscape.com. Accessed November 2010.

Johnson, L. (Revised 2008 August). Copper. Merck Manual for Healthcare Professionals [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/sec01/ch005/ch005c.html?qt=wilson disease&alt=sh#sec01-ch005-ch005c-534 through http://www.merckmanuals.com. Accessed November 2010.

Mayo Clinic Staff (2009 September 24). Wilson's disease. MayoClinic.com [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/wilsons-disease/DS00411/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed November 2010.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

Clarke, W. and Dufour, D. R., Editors (2006). Contemporary Practice in Clinical Chemistry, AACC Press, Washington, DC. Garganta, C. Chapter 37, Inborn Errors of Metabolism. Pp. 425-440.

Wu, A. (2006). Tietz Clinical Guide to Laboratory Tests, Fourth Edition. Saunders Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri. Pp. 231, 233, 293, 1099, 1169.

McMilln, G. and Roberts, W. (2007 July, Reviewed). Wilson Disease. ARUP Consult [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.arupconsult.com/Topics/GastrointestinalDz/WilsonDisease.html through http://www.arupconsult.com. Accessed on 7/17/07.

(2003 March). Wilson's Disease. NDDIC [On-line information]. Available online at http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/wilson/ through http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov. Accessed on 7/17/07.

Cox, D. and Roberts, E. (2006 January 24). Wilson Disease. GeneReviews [On-line information]. Available online through http://www.genetests.org. Accessed on 7/17/07.

Kirmse, B. (2006 August 11). Wilson's disease. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000785.htm. Accessed on 7/21/07.

The Wilson's Disease Association International. About Wilson's Disease [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.wilsonsdisease.org/about%20wilsons%20disease.html through http://www.wilsonsdisease.org. Accessed on 7/21/07.

Guide to Wilson's Disease. EuroWilson [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.eurowilson.org/?page=0&sousPage=0&langue=en through http://www.eurowilson.org. Accessed on 7/21/07.

Copper. Merck Manual of Medical Information – Second Home Edition [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.merck.com/mmhe/print/sec12/ch155/ch155c.html through http://www.merck.com. Accessed on 7/17/07.

(© 2006-2007). Wilson Disease Testing. ARUP Consult Testing Algorithms [On-line information]. PDF available for download at http://www.arupconsult.com/Algorithms/Wilson_Disease_Testing.pdf through http://www.arupconsult.com. Accessed on 7/17/07.

Thomas, Clayton L., Editor (1997). Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia, PA [18th Edition]. Pp. 2113-2114.

Das, S. and Ray, K. (2006 October 13). Wilson's Disease: An Update. Medscape from Nature Clinical Practice Neurology [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/543866 through http://www.medscape.com. Accessed on 7/27/07.

Ferenci, P. (2004 January 28). Diagnosis and Current Therapy of Wilson's Disease. Medscape from Aliment Pharmacol Ther 19(2):157-165, 2004. [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/467413_1 through http://www.medscape.com. Accessed on 9/24/07.

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