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Menkes syndrome is a disorder that affects copper levels in the body. It is characterized by sparse, kinky hair, failure to gain weight and grow at the expected rate (failure to thrive), and deterioration of the nervous system. Additional signs and symptoms include weak muscle tone (hypotonia), sagging facial features, seizures, developmental delay, and intellectual disability. Children with Menkes syndrome typically begin to develop symptoms during infancy and often do not live past age 3. Early treatment with copper may improve the prognosis in some affected individuals. In rare cases, symptoms begin later in childhood.
HOW IS MENKES DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
This disease can be diagnosed by a blood test which shows the levels of copper in the body. Since this is an inherited disorder genetic testing could also be performed. X-rays and biopsy of skin, hair and bones would show the abnormalities that are characteristic of this disease.
HOW IS MENKES DISEASE TREATED?
There is no treatment or cure averrable for Menkes right now but the problem can be controlled by giving the child copper supplements through subcutaneous, intramuscular or intravenous modes, which are highly beneficial.
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.