A MENKES DISEASE CASE WITH MULTILABEL COMORBIDITIES

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  • Salha Alhjohani A Paediatric Consultant in Maternity and Children Hospital, Medina, Saudi Arabia.

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https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v5i1.1638

Abstract

We report our case of a 15 months old male child, a product of nonconsanguineous marriage presented with increased seizure frequency more than 4 times a day with fever and upper respiratory tract infection for 1 month. He diagnosed with Menkes disease and his oldest brother died at age of 5 year due to the same disease. Menkes disease is a rare congenital disorder of copper metabolism with severe multisystemic manifestations that are primarily characterized by progressive neurodegeneration and connective tissue anomalies. He had almost the typical clinical finding but also, he had other complications which are non commonly found in such cases. As the Menkes disease is incurable disease, early diagnosis and parental counseling is very important for the mother in order to prevent getting a child with same disease.

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Published

2021-01-12

How to Cite

Alhjohani, S. . (2021). A MENKES DISEASE CASE WITH MULTILABEL COMORBIDITIES. International Journal of Medical and Biomedical Studies, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.32553/ijmbs.v5i1.1638

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