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Treatments for Menkes Disease

Treatment List for Menkes Disease

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Menkes Disease includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Discussion of treatments for Menkes Disease:

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

If administered within the first few months of life, copper histidinate appears to be effective in increasing the life expectancy of some patients. However, this treatment only increases life expectancy from three to thirteen years of age, so can only be considered a palliative. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

NINDS Menkes Disease Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Early treatment with intravenous or oral copper supplements may be of some benefit. Other treatment is symptomatic and supportive. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Menkes Disease Information Page: NINDS)

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