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Menkes Disease is a rare, genetic disorder related to copper metabolism. Menkes Disease can be detected before birth itself. This is a degenerative disease that progressively affects many organs of the body. This is a neurodegenerative disease linked with X-linked copper malabsorption. Symptoms are:
• Brittle, tangled, sparse or kinky hair
• Ivory or white hair
• Premature birth in infants
• Excess bilirubin
• Developmental delay
• Loss of early development skills
• Degeneration of retina and cysts of the iris
HOW IS MENKES DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Menkes Disease is based on the detection of copper levels and ceruloplasmin in blood plasma. But these tests are not reliable in newborn phase. Molecular genetic testing confirms diagnosis.
HOW IS MENKES DISEASE TREATED?
Prenatal diagnosis helps in providing better treatment results. The newborns are given injections of copper histidine compound to increase concentration of copper in the blood.
DID YOU KNOW?
The disease usually starts in babies and children that have this syndrome do not live more than 3 years of age. The disease occurs mostly in males.