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Brain of a child with Menkes disease (axial MRI)

Axial T2-weighted MRI image of the brain of a child with Menkes disease showing prominence of cerebellar folia and asymmetric cortical and subcortical hyperintensities, predominantly in the temporoparietal regions. (Source: Gandhi R, Kakkar R, Rajan S, Bhangale R, Desai S. Menkes kinky hair syndrome: a rare neurodegenerative disease. Case Rep Radiol 2012;2012:684309. Creative Commons Attribution License.)

Associated Disorders

  • Distal motor neuropathy
  • Occipital horn syndrome