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Steely hair disease (medical condition): Genetic disease of copper deficiency....more »
Steely 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 kinky hair disease.
These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Steely hair disease:
Steely 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 Steely hair disease, or a subtype of Steely hair disease,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Steely hair disease: Steely hair disease is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:
Some of the symptoms of Steely hair disease incude:
Treatments for Steely hair disease (Menkes Disease) include:
Treatment of Steely hair disease: For more treatment information about Steely hair disease, see treatment of Menkes Disease (Steely hair 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)
Menkes disease is a genetic neurodegenerative disorder of copper metabolism. It is characterized by seizures,... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Menkes Disease Information Page: NINDS)
These medical disease topics may be related to Steely hair disease:
Source - NIH
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