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Kinky hair disease

Introduction: Kinky hair disease

Description of Kinky hair disease

Kinky hair disease (medical condition): Genetic disease of copper deficiency....more »

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Menkes Disease:
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Kinky hair disease: An inherited disorder characterized by progressive mental deterioration, kinked, twisted and brittle hair and skeletal changes. It is caused by a deficiency of copper in the cells and patients usually only survive for a few years. Also called Menkes kinky hair syndrome or steely hair disease.

Kinky hair disease: Related Topics

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Kinky hair disease: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

Kinky hair disease as a Disease

Kinky hair disease: Another name for Menkes Disease (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Menkes Disease
  »Symptoms of Menkes Disease
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Kinky hair disease: Related Diseases

Kinky hair disease: Kinky hair disease is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Kinky hair disease (Menkes Disease)

Some of the symptoms of Kinky hair disease incude:

Treatments for Kinky hair disease (Menkes Disease)

Treatments for Kinky hair disease (Menkes Disease) include:

Treatment of Kinky hair disease: For more treatment information about Kinky hair disease, see treatment of Menkes Disease (Kinky hair disease)

Kinky hair disease: 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... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Menkes Disease Information Page: NINDS)

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