I'm not a doctor. I don't know that the diagnoses of lyme and wilson's would normally overlap, but my husband is an atypical case. He has late stage neurological lyme disease and the doctors are testing him for Wilson's disease as a differential diagnosis. I think mostly to rule it out. His
Looking into Wilson's because:
My husband is in his 20s,
has dystonia and myoclonic jerks,
as well as emotional and cognitive changes.
Slightly elevated liver enzymes
his ceruloplasmin test came back in range, but on the very low end of normal
He doesn't recall a tickbite and never noticed a bullseye rash but has tested positive for lyme.
Chronic kidney disease
High copper in the blood could be indicative of Wilson disease. Wilson disease is a disease that affects the liver, and is similar to cirrhosis.
Sadly, there is no cure to Wilson's disease. : (
Samuel Jerome. Wilson has written: 'Microbes and health' -- subject(s): Typhoid fever, Diseases, Causes and theories of causation, Tuberculosis, Bacteria, Germ theory of disease
Yes, if not treated, Wilson disease may cause death.
because Wilson disease is so rare, diagnosis is often unfortunately delayed.
The diagnosis of Wilson disease can be performed relatively easily through several different tests;
Wilson's disease is recessive