- Menkes syndrome
- Steely hair disease
- Menkea syndrome
- Kinky hair disease
- Copper transport disease
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If copper is administered within the first few months of life, it appears to be effective in increasing the life expectancy of some patients (from 3 to 13 years of age). Also, when treatment is started very early, especially during the first 10 days of life it may result in no neurological problems. Several investigations are ongoing to find more effective treatments.
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