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 in tissue. Deposition of copper in the cornea leads to Kayser-Fleischer ring which is described in the scenario.
The correct answer is C