Kayser-Fleischer ring


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Noun1.Kayser-Fleischer ring - a pigmented ring at the outer edge of the cornea of the eye; a symptom of Wilson's disease
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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Kayser-Fleischer ring is a significant finding of WD, but it is not a specific sign and may also be observed in other hepatic diseases including biliary cirrhosis, though rarely.
Kayser-Fleischer ring is an outcome of abnormal copper deposition in the membrane in the limbus of cornea.
Wilson's disease was excluded because of the normal laboratory values; serum ceruloplasmin level was 32 mg/dl (normal range=26-63 mg/dl), 24 hour-urine copper was 22 [micro]g/24 hour and ophthalmological assessment revealed no Kayser-Fleischer ring.