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Menkes Syndrome

What is Menkes Syndrome?

Menkes syndrome is an inherited disorder that results in problems in multiple parts of the body due to cells not having enough copper.

Consult with your health care provider if you or your partner have a family history of Menkes syndrome and you plan to have children. A baby with Menkes syndrome will often show symptoms early in infancy.

Menkes syndrome is also called: Kinky Hair Disease, Menkes Kinky Hair Syndrome, Steely Hair Disease.

What Causes Menkes Syndrome?

Menkes syndrome is inherited as an X-linked recessive disorder. The disorder is related to deficient levels of copper in the cells.

Symptoms of Menkes Syndrome

Some of the most common symptoms of Menkes syndrome are:

  • Pudgy, rosy cheeks
  • Hypotonia
  • Irritability
  • Seizures
  • Brittle, kinky hair
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Low body temperature
  • Bone spurs

Complications of Menkes Syndrome

The most common complications of Menkes syndrome are seizures, and abnormally light pigmentation of the skin and hair. Unfortunately, death usually occurs in the first few years of life.

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