Wilson’s disease is also known as progressive lenticular degeneration and hepatolenticular degeneration that causes copper poisoning in the body. Copper is a necessary element for cellular functions; however, excessive copper is extremely toxic and can cause permanent damage to cellular functions of body. Wilson’s disease is caused by excessive deposition of copper in the body. Generally, copper is released into bile from the diet is cleaned out by the liver, flowing out of the body from the gastrointestinal tract. Wilson’s disease occurs due to excessive deposition of copper in the brain, liver, and other tissues of the body. According to the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Wilson’s disease occurs worldwide with prevalence of approximately 30 individuals affected per million.
Individuals suffering from Wilson’s disease are unable to discharge copper from the liver at a normal rate because of mutation in ATP7B gene. Wilson’s disease symptoms can appear at any age in individuals with acute hepatitis. Its clinical management is generally carried out on the basis of acute viral hepatitis, with jaundice and abdominal discomfort. According to the European Association for the study of the liver, approximately 6% to 12% patients with acute liver failure are affected by Wilson’s disease. Females having acute liver failure are highly susceptible to Wilson’s disease. Acute Wilson’s disease is particularly high in patients with deep jaundice, low hemoglobin, and low cholinesterase.
The Wilson’s disease market can be segmented based on indication, treatment, end-user, and region. In terms of indication, the market can be categorized into hepatic, neurological, ophthalmic, and psychiatric. Hepatic indications are further categorized into cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, and anemia. Neurological indications are sub-segmented into dysarthria, Parkinson's disease, migraine, and epilepsy. Ophthalmic indications can be categorized into Kayser-Fleischer rings, and sunflower cataracts. People are highly health conscious as soon as one will detect the symptoms will rush to the hospital
Based on treatment, the Wilson’s disease market can be categorized into trientine, penicillamine, and zinc. Penicillamine was the first drug approved for the treatment of Wilson’s disease. Penicillamine is the most successful drug used for the treatment of Wilson’s disease. In terms of end-user, the market can be segmented into hospitals, specialty clinics, and diagnostic laboratories.
Geographically, the global Wilson’s disease market can be segmented into five key regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the global Wilson’s disease market, followed by Europe. Increasing demand for treatment and rising patient awareness about different treatment options are attributed to North America’s dominance. The Wilson’s disease market is growing owing to increasing population and rising demand for rapid diagnosis and better treatment. Currently, the U.S. is the key market for Wilson’s disease, where the quality of life of patients with painful symptoms that are difficult to manage have become manageable. The global Wilson’s disease market is expected to grow at a high rate in the next few years. Increasing medical tourism in developing countries, rising investment by market players in Asia Pacific, especially in India and China, and growing health awareness about Wilson’s disease treatment are projected to drive the market in Asia Pacific during the forecast period.
Key players operating in the global Wilson’s disease market are Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., Meda Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals, Taj Pharmaceutical Limited, Ipsen, and Wilson Therapeutics. Increasing competition among key players to develop new therapies for urological cancer is likely to drive the global market.
The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.
The study is a source of reliable data on:
- Market segments and sub-segments
- Market trends and dynamics
- Supply and demand
- Market size
- Current trends/opportunities/challenges
- Competitive landscape
- Technological breakthroughs
- Value chain and stakeholder analysis
The regional analysis covers:
- North America (U.S. and Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
- Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
- Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
- Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
- Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)
The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.
A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.
Highlights of the report:
- A complete backdrop analysis, which includes an assessment of the parent market
- Important changes in market dynamics
- Market segmentation up to the second or third level
- Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
- Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
- Market shares and strategies of key players
- Emerging niche segments and regional markets
- An objective assessment of the trajectory of the market
- Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market
Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.