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Complimenting the expert clinicians is the comprehensive care we offer from diagnosis to treatment and complete rehabilitation. Wilson Disease is curable. However, today people with Wilson Disease suffer considerable disability due to delay in diagnosis and inadequate treatment.

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital is proud to introduce a comprehensive clinic that is devoted to the treatment and care of people with Wilson Disease and their families. The aim of the Wilson Disease Clinic is to ensure that no person in India goes undiagnosed or untreated.

The Wilson Disease Clinic offers a comprehensive care program including neurology and liver specialist consultation, physical and cognitive rehabilitation, psychotherapy, speech therapy and gait training. Since Wilson Disease is a familial disease we also offer family counselling services, screening of siblings and genetic counselling.

Laboratory

Specialised tests like serum ceruloplasmin, 24 hour urine copper and liver copper estimations are available. The hospital also offers facility of mailing-in of samples to support centres that do not have these test facilities.

3 Tesla Mri

This is useful to assess the extent of brain and liver injury from excessive copper deposition.

Usg Guided Liver Biopsy

In some people, the diagnosis of Wilson disease requires a procedure called a liver biopsy, wherein, a thin needle is inserted through the skin & into the liver under ultrasound guidance (USG) and a small sample of liver tissue is drawn out. This sample is then sent to the laboratory to test for excess copper.

Liver Clinic:This is a part of the hepatology (liver) department and provides specialised treatment for patients with severe liver failure or cirrhosis.

Endoscopy Lab

This is a part of the hepatology (liver) department and provides specialised treatment for patients with severe liver failure or cirrhosis.

Ophthalmology Lab

It offers comprehensive eye check including examination through microscope with high intensity light source (slit lamp) and special eye camera photography to identify copper deposits in the eye. These are useful to diagnose as well as to monitor people with Wilson Disease.

Rehabilitation

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital has dedicated 30,000 sq ft of floor area equipped with cutting edge equipment to provide personalised & goal directed physiotherapy, speech therapy and gait retraining. Our specialised physical and cognitive occupational rehabilitation program ensures that patients return to normal life as soon as possible.

Family Support And Counselling

The Wilson Disease Clinic provides extensive patient as well as caregiver support, counselling and education services. We believe that a better understanding of the disease paves the way for early diagnosis, appropriate and timely treatment, improved compliance and better doctor patient interaction.

Genetic Counselling

Kokilaben Hospital offers genetic counselling services to patients with Wilson disease to assess the risk of passing the disease to their children.

Screening Brothers And Sisters Of A Person With Wilson Disease

A blood test called DNA Analysis can identify the genetic defects that cause Wilson Disease. This test is available at a limited number of medical centres and is done using a small sample of blood drawn from a person’s arm or collected from a finger prick. This test can be useful in diagnosing Wilson Disease.

Vaccinations

People with Wilson Disease can develop serious complications if they contract liver infection (hepatitis). To prevent the likelihood of developing liver infection the Wilson Disease Clinic offers vaccination for Hepatitis A & B to all persons with Wilson Disease as well as their brothers and sisters.

Mailing-In Samples

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital offers the facility of mailing-in samples for serum ceruloplasmin, 24 urine copper, liver copper and genetic analysis.

Packages

Kokilaben Hospital is committed to and brings the best in medical care at convenient & affordable packages.

Package 1: Diagnosis

This package includes consultations with Wilson Disease experts (Dr. Annu Aggarwal, Dr. Mohit Bhatt and Dr. Jayshri Shah) and an array of tests to confirm the diagnosis of Wilson Disease in a person

  • Complete blood count
  • Liver function test
  • Serum ceruloplasmin
  • 24 hour urine copper
  • Ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis

Package 2: Sisters & brothers screening

This package is designed to screen sisters & brothers of patients with Wilson Disease. It includes consultations with Dr. Annu Aggarwal and Dr. Mohit Bhatt.

  • Eye check up & slit lamp examination for Kayser-Fleischer rings
  • Complete blood count
  • Liver function test
  • Serum ceruloplasmin
  • 24 hour urine copper
  • Ultrasound of abdomen and pelvis

Package 3: Rehabilitation

This package is designed to fine tune treatment and rehabilitate persons with Wilson Disease. It includes consultation with Dr. Annu Aggarwal and Dr. Mohit Bhatt.

  • Consultation with a dietician for low copper diet
  • Physiotherapy sessions
  • Speech therapy sessions

Package 4: Follow up

This package is designed to monitor disease progression & treatment adequacy in patients on treatment. It includes consultation with Dr. Annu Aggarwal and Dr. Mohit Bhatt.

  • Haemoglobin
  • Platelets
  • SGPT

Milestones of the Wilson Disease Clinic

The Wilson Disease Clinic at Kokilaben Hospital is committed to support patients with Wilson Disease and their families, increase public awareness of the disease and encourage research in the field.
The clinic supports physicians and centers involved in care of patients with Wilson Disease within India as well as in the Indian subcontinent (Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka), Australia & China.

The clinic has made important scientific contribution to the understanding of Wilson Disease and management of people with the disease, including:

  • Developing a new paradigm to diagnose Wilson Disease, preferably without liver biopsy
  • A clinical scale, the Global Assessment Scale for Wilson Disease (GAS for WD) to monitor disease progression, compliance and treatment adequacy
  • Grading system to evaluate waxing and waning of Kayser-Fleischer rings with disease progression and treatment
  • Understanding the profile of bone and joint involvement in people with Wilson Disease

The research results have been published in leading international medical & neurological journals.

Contact details

Wilson Disease Clinic
Second Floor, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
First Monday of Every Month
For help please call at 022 3093 7281 (Mon – Sat between 9 am - 5 pm)

Our Experts

Kokilaben Hospital has a team of world renowned specialists with a vast experience in diagnosing and treating people with Wilson Disease.

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