Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Department
Hôpital Femme-Mère-Enfant, LYON University Hospitals

59 Boulevard Pinel 69677 Bron

Head: Pr Alain LACHAUX
Coordinating physician at the CNR Wilson Lyon: Dr Eduardo COUCHONNAL
Secretariat: Victoria PATISSIER
Telephone: 04 27 85 59 81
Fax: 04 27 85 67 56


  • Paediatric hepatologists: Alain LACHAUX, Eduardo COUCHONNAL, Noémie LAVERDURE
  • Adult hepatologists: Olivier GUILLAUD, Jérôme DUMORTIER
  • Adult neurologists: Chloé LAURENCIN, Stéphane THOBOIS
  • Paediatric neurologist: Laurence LION-FRANCOIS
  • Research officer – Clinical Research Associate: Abdelouahed BELMALIH
  • Geneticist: Linda PONS
  • Psychiatrist: Caroline DEMILY
  • Clinical psychologist : Anaelle LORIN
  • Psychologist specialized in neuropsychology: Logan BARS

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Patients with Wilson’s disease can be managed at the Lyon sites through:

1. Standard consultations in specialist departments

  • Paediatric hepatology: Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant
  • Paediatric Neurology: Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant
  • Adult hepatology: Hôpital Edouard Herriot
  • Adult neurology: Hôpital Pierre Wertheimer

2. Multidisciplinary consultations

The following may be involved:

  • Paediatric hepatologist: Pr Alain LACHAUX or Dr Eduardo COUCHONNAL
  • Hepatologist: Dr Olivier GUILLAUD or Pr Jérôme DUMORTIER
  • Neurologist: Dr Chloé LAURENCIN or Pr Stéphane THOBOIS
  • Paediatric neurologist: Dr Laurence LION-FRANCOIS
  • Geneticist: Dr Linda PONS
  • Biologist: Dr Muriel BOST
  • Clinical psychologist : Anaelle LORIN
  • Psychologist specialized in neuropsychology: Emilie DECRETTE
  • Research officer – Clinical Research Associate: Abdelouahed BELMALIH

If necessary, the following may be asked to attend, or an appointment can be made with:

  • Psychiatrist: Dr Caroline DEMILY
  • Dietician: Manolita LOPEZ
  • A social worker from the department where the patient is hospitalised
  • A dermatologist from the paediatric or adult medicine departments
  • An ophthalmologist at Hôpital Edouard Herriot or Hôpital Pierre Wertheimer

3. Hospitalisation in the Day Hospital or an inpatient ward:
where the same specialists and doctors responsible for the management and follow-up of liver transplant patients will be involved.

For children: Pr Lachaux – Dr Couchonnal – Dr Le Gall – Dr Rivet – Dr Heissat.
For adults : the « adult » team for Lyon, which includes Professor Dumortier – Dr Guillaud.

Molecular biology investigations are carried out by Dr Muriel BOST at :

The East Lyon Centre for Biology and Pathology – Molecular Neurogenetics and the Network of Hereditary Metabolic Diseases.

Copper assessments, including that of exchangeable copper (Cu EXE) and the ratio of exchangeable copper/total copper (REC), are performed by Dr Muriel BOST in the Laboratory for Trace Metal Analysis (Biochemistry Department) at Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon.

Following a neuropsychological assessment, patients may be seen by Dr Caroline DEMILY (psychiatrist) for a review of their case and appropriate cognitive/psychiatric management:

Regional Centre for the Screening and Management of Psychiatric Disorders of Genetic Origin
Centre Hospitalier le Vinatier
95, boulevard Pinel 69500 Bron
Pôle Est – Bâtiment 505 – Unité CRESOP

Patients who suffer from dystonia may benefit from treatment with botulinum toxin, which is administered in the department headed by Dr Christophe VIAL at Hôpital Neurologique Pierre Wertheimer in Lyon.