A 19-year-old man presents to the clinic with a complaint of tremors and incoordination. Serum transaminases are slightly elevated. Slit lamp examination shows brownish corneal deposits.
What is the element directly involved in this condition?
This is a presentation of Wilson’s disease in which cellular copper transport is disturbed resulting in copper deposition on tissues. Deposition of copper on the cornea leads to Kayser-Fleischer ring which is found in this patient.
The correct answer is C