Study of Zinc for Wilson Disease

This study has been completed.
University of Michigan
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National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) Identifier:
First received: October 18, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: December 2003

OBJECTIVES: I. Establish the safety and efficacy of extended maintenance zinc therapy in 200 patients with Wilson disease.

II. Establish further the role of zinc in the prophylactic treatment of presymptomatic patients by increasing the current cohort from 80 to at least 100 patients.

III. Establish further the role of zinc therapy in pregnant patients with Wilson disease.

IV. Establish further the role of zinc therapy in children with Wilson disease.

Condition Intervention Phase
Wilson Disease
Drug: zinc acetate
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Primary Purpose: Treatment

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Further study details as provided by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR):

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: October 1993
Detailed Description:


Patients receive copper regulation therapy with zinc acetate: an existing cohort on maintenance therapy will be followed for long-term data collection; presymptomatic patients are treated prophylactically; and pregnant patients are evaluated for fetal outcome. All patients are evaluated for copper balance, clinical control, and toxicity.


Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
PROTOCOL ENTRY CRITERIA: Wilson disease Presymptomatic, pregnant, and children 16 years or younger patients eligible Patient age: Any age, including children
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004338

United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Health Systems
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
University of Michigan
Study Chair: George J. Brewer University of Michigan
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00004338     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/11897  UMMC-310 
Study First Received: October 18, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR):
Wilson disease
inborn errors of metabolism
rare disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hepatolenticular Degeneration
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Brain Diseases, Metabolic
Brain Diseases, Metabolic, Inborn
Central Nervous System Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System
Liver Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Metal Metabolism, Inborn Errors
Movement Disorders
Nervous System Diseases
Neurodegenerative Diseases processed this record on May 30, 2016