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Kayser-Fleischer Rings

August 18th, 2017


  • Look For

  • Brown / yellow / gold rings at the margin of the cornea and sclera, encircling the outer iris.
  • Significance

  • An indicator of Wilson's disease, a recessive disorder of copper metabolism resulting in excessive copper deposition.
  • Manifestations of Wilson's Disease

  • Hepatic - chronic liver disease, cirrhosis
  • Corneal - Kayser-Fleischer Rings
  • Basal ganglia - Parkinsonism
  • Renal - renal failure
  • Red blood cells - haemolytic anaemia
  • Psychiatric - severe depression
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