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Menkes Disease
Menkes Disease is a disorder of copper metabolism.
Menkes Disease is a disorder of copper metabolism.
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This is a genetic disorder of copper metabolism that is detectable before birth, follows a progressively degenerative path, and involves several organs of the body but especially the brain. Symptoms may include seizures, stunted growth, unstable body temperature and unusual color or texture of hair. Other names for the disease include Copper Transport Disease, Kinky or Steely Hair Disease or Trichopoliodystrophy.

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