In 1968, Wilson and Jungner published 10 “principles” for evaluating screening programs, criteria widely used since then.
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Fat embolism syndrome, a condition characterized by hypoxia, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, and mental status change.
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Diagnostic Criteria for Wilson’s disease
- Low serum ceruloplasmin levels < 20 mg/dL (Normal range 20-50 mg/dL).
- Kayser – Fleischer rings in eyes.
- High liver copper levels > 250 micrograms/g dry weight (Normal range <35 micrograms/g dry weight).
- High 24 hr urinary copper levels > 100 micrograms /d or > 1.6 mmol/d (Normal range <50 micrograms/d or < 0.8 mmol/d).
- Radioisotope copper studies using 64Cu, 67Cu or 65Cu, which assesses ability to incorporate copper into ceruloplasmin. Continue reading “Diagnostic Criteria for Wilson’s disease”