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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 238-240

Kayser-Fleischer ring


Department of Pediatrics, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India

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J C Suvarna
Department of Pediatrics, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0022-3859.41816

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Kayser-Fleischer (K-F) ring seen in Wilson's disease (WD) is due to copper deposition in the Descemet's membrane in the sclero-corneal junction. Although believed to be pathognomic of WD, it may be seen in many other hepatic conditions and intraocular copper-containing foreign bodies. The K-F ring detected in pre-symptomatic cases of WD may lead to speedy diagnosis and early management. Co-relation of K-F ring in WD to the disease severity, disappearance with successful treatment, reappearance with non-compliant treatment may aid in optimum management of WD. The importance of K-F ring detection in first-degree relatives of the index case cannot be over-emphasized.






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