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October 1979

Disappearance of Kayser-Fleischer Rings After Liver Transplantation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(10):1914-1915. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020020362016

• Kayser-Fleischer rings were observed in a 14-year-old boy with progressive liver disease. Laboratory data supported a diagnosis of hepatolenticular degeneration (Wilson's disease). Therapy with chelating agents was initiated, but discontinued because of side reactions. Successful liver homotransplantation was performed. The Kayser-Fleischer rings gradually faded and had completely disappeared by six years postoperatively.

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