A group of specialists from the Research Unit of the University Hospital Insular-Maternal Child Complex of the Gran Canaria capital has met, coordinated by the Per Amor a l'Art Foundation, with a multidisciplinary list of researchers and clinicians from public and private research centers. These professionals come from different parts of the national territory and are carrying out different projects in order to understand Wilson's disease, achieve early detection of the disease, disseminate knowledge, and implement new and better treatments that improve patient conditions. and relatives.
Currently, the Team Wilson It is made up of professionals from the Severo Ochoa Molecular Biology Center in Madrid, the Applied Medical Research Center of the University of Navarra, the Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of the Valencian Region (Fisabio), the Insular University Hospitable Complex Materno Infantil de Canarias, the Príncipe Felipe Research Center (CIPF), the Clinical Hospitals and the Fe de València and the General University Hospital of Elche.
Wilson's disease is a rare and hereditary disease that causes liver and neurological involvement and / or degeneration. As the disease progresses without treatment, the sequelae (loss of speech, loss of mobility, cirrhosis, among others) become irreversible. However, a diagnosis and early treatment can assure the patient a normal life.