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Wilson’s disease

symptoms: Kayser-Fleischer rings are visible around the iris

cause: defect in a copper-transporting ATPase -> Copper accumulates and deposits in the liver, cornea, CNS, kidney, heart, blood cells and bones.

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Criggler-Najjar syndrome

deficiency of the enzyme uridine diphosphate glucuronosyl transferase
type-1, UGT is absent
type-2- UGT is deficient