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Menkes Disease

Menkes Disease: Introduction

Menkes Disease: Menkes syndrome is an inborn error of metabolism that markedly decreases the cells' ability to absorb copper. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology) ... more about Menkes Disease.

Menkes Disease: Genetic disease of copper deficiency. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Menkes Disease is available below.

Symptoms of Menkes Disease

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Menkes Disease: Complications

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Causes of Menkes Disease

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Misdiagnosis and Menkes Disease

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Prognosis for Menkes Disease

Prognosis for Menkes Disease: Poor. Death common within 10 years.

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Article Excerpts about Menkes Disease

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

Menkes syndrome is an inborn error of metabolism that markedly decreases the cells' ability to absorb copper. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

NINDS Menkes Disease Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Menkes disease is a genetic neurodegenerative disorder of copper metabolism. It is characterized by seizures, psychomotor deterioration, failure to thrive, temperature instability (hypothermia), and strikingly peculiar hair. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Menkes Disease Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Menkes Disease:

Menkes Disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Menkes Disease, or a subtype of Menkes Disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Menkes Disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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