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Menkes disease: case report of an uncommon presentation with white matter lesions

Doença de Menkes: relato de caso com comprometimento da substância branca cerebral

Menkes disease is a rare X-linked disorder related to a defect in the copper metabolism. According to the current literature, the most frequent neuroimaging findings are cortical atrophy, chronic subdural effusion or hygroma, and vascular abnormalities. White matter lesions may be present before other features of the disease and may evolve into atrophy. We hereby report a case of Menkes disease with typical history and progression, and an early phase imaging study with important white matter abnormalities, which could have lead to diagnostic difficulties.

Menkes disease; neuroimaging


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