Menkes sentence example

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  • The incidence of Menkes disease, which primarily affects boys, is variously estimated at one in 50,000 to one in 250,000 persons.
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  • Severe alterations in copper metabolism occur in two genetic diseases, Wilson's disease and Menkes disease.
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  • In Menkes disease, which is usually first noticed in infancy, impaired transport of copper from the digestive tract results in low levels of copper in the blood, while copper accumulates in the kidney, pancreas, and skeletal muscle.
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  • Children with Menkes disease have characteristic kinky hair, seizures, developmental failures, and progressive degeneration of the brain.
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  • Menkes disease may be diagnosed by the unusual appearance of the hair, skin, and facial features in male infants with the disorder as well as by their developmental problems.
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  • Children with Menkes disease are sometimes helped temporarily by intravenous injections of copper supplements.
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  • Children diagnosed with Menkes disease rarely live past their third birthday.
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  • Such genetic diseases as Wilson's disease and Menkes disease cannot be prevented as of the early 2000s.
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  • In the case of a child with Menkes disease, parents should seek genetic counseling, as the grim prognosis of this illness places a heavy emotional as well as economic burden on a family.
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  • Menkes disease-A genetic disease caused by a mutation on the X chromosome and resulting in impaired transport of copper from the digestive tract.
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  • Except in osteoporosis, copper deficiency is rare, although dramatic changes in copper metabolism occur in two serious genetic diseases, Wilson disease and Menkes' disease.
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  • Menkes' disease, called the "kinky hair disease," results in tangled, grayish, steely, or kinky hair and chubby, rosy cheeks.
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  • Untreated Menkes' disease is associated with mental retardation and death before three years of age.
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