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Symptoms of Menkes Disease

Symptoms of Menkes Disease

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Menkes Disease includes the 41 symptoms listed below:

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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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