Menkes Disease is an inherited recessive disorder that affects the levels of copper in the body, and results in copper deficiency in infants. The disease may be detected by characteristically sparse hair growth, growth delay and decay of the nervous system. Infants with this disease do not survive for more than a few years as there is currently no way to diagnose the disease effectively, and, furthermore, no cure has been discovered yet. Treatment focuses on alleviation of pain and symptoms.
HOW IS MENKES DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
The disease is more common in males than in females.