DISEASES

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Human genes for Menkes disease

Menkes disease [DOID:1838]

Menkes disease (MNK), also called Menkes syndrome, copper transport disease, steely hair disease, kinky hair disease, or Menkes kinky hair syndrome, is a disorder that affects copper levels in the body, leading to copper deficiency. It is an x-linked recessive disorder, and is therefore considerably more common in males: females require two defective alleles to develop the disease.

Synonyms:  Menkes disease,  DOID:1838,  Menkes disorder,  COPPER TRANSPORT DISEASE,  Menkes kinky-hair syndrome (disorder) ...