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Signs of Menkes Disease

Symptoms of Menkes Disease

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Menkes Disease may include:

Note that Menkes Disease symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Menkes Disease signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Menkes Disease:

NINDS Menkes Disease Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

It is characterized by seizures, psychomotor deterioration, failure to thrive, temperature instability (hypothermia), and strikingly peculiar hair. Copper is deficient in most tissues of Menkes disease patients, causing structural changes in the hair, brain, bones, liver, and arteries. The characteristic kinky hair is stubby, tangled, sparse, or steely and is easily broken. It is often white, ivory, or gray in color. Brain abnormalities such as atrophy, subdural hematoma, and/or rupture or thrombosis of arteries in the brain may occur. Weakened bones (osteoporosis) may result in fractures. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Menkes Disease Information Page: NINDS)

NINDS Menkes Disease Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Affected infants may be born prematurely. In some cases, normal or slightly slowed development may proceed for 2 to 3 months. At approximately three months of age, severe, developmental delay, loss of early development skills, and convulsions typically occur. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Menkes Disease Information Page: NINDS)

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What are the signs of Menkes Disease?

The phrase "signs of Menkes Disease" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Menkes Disease that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Menkes Disease" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Menkes Disease.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Menkes Disease. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Menkes Disease has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Menkes Disease signs or Menkes Disease symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Menkes Disease may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Menkes Disease symptoms.


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