What are the symptoms of Menkes syndrome?

By  ,  National Institute of Health
Jul 19, 2010
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Symptoms of Menkes, which appear during infancy, include normal development for 2 to 3 months, followed by a period of severe developmental delay and a loss of developmental skills.
Other symptoms may include:

  • Sparse, kinky, coarse hair
  • Failure to thrive
  • Deterioration of the nervous system
  • Weak muscle tone and sagging facial features
  • Seizures
  • Lower than normal body temperature
  • Weakened bones that can result in fractures
  • Pudgy, rosy cheeks

 

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