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Menkes' Syndrome

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Menkes disease is caused by a defect in the gene that regulates metabolism of copper in the body. Copper accumulates at abnormally low levels in the liver and brain, but at higher than normal levels in the kidney and intestinal lining.

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  • eMedicine: Menkes' Disease

    Details include discovery of this disease, pathophysiology, symptoms, causes, diagnostic tests, and treatment.

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