TITLE

A child with kinky hair

AUTHOR(S)
Swartz, Erik N.
PUB. DATE
May 2002
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/28/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 11, p1442
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the case of an 8-month-old boy who was admitted for evaluation of progressive hypotonia and failure to thrive. Symptoms, including decreased head control; Diagnosis of Menkes' syndrome after a strand of hair under light microscopy revealed a twisted, hypopigmented shaft; Details of Menkes' syndrome, a recessive genetic disorder of copper metabolism.
ACCESSION #
6684193

 

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