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

Kayser-Fleischer ring

JC Suvarna 
 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

Kayser-Fleischer (K-F) ring seen in Wilson«SQ»s disease (WD) is due to copper deposition in the Descemet«SQ»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.

How to cite this article:
Suvarna J C. Kayser-Fleischer ring.J Postgrad Med 2008;54:238-240

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Suvarna J C. Kayser-Fleischer ring. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2008 [cited 2022 May 26 ];54:238-240
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