Kayser-Fleischer rings (photo)
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Known case of Wilson disease.
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Kayser-Fleischer rings. An examination finding in Wilson disease.
Longstanding difficulty speaking. He also had a tremor.
Copper deposition in Descemet membrane of the cornea. These rings can be either dark brown, golden, or reddish-green, are 1 to 3 mm wide, and appear at the corneal limbus. With rare exceptions, they are diagnostic of inherited hepatolenticular degeneration also known as Wilson disease.
Text and photo courtesy of: Herbert L. Fred, MDHendrik A. van Dijk, via cnx.org
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