Menkes disease (aka kinky hair disease) is a disorder that affects copper levels in the body that in turn can create a plethora of developmental problems.
During the Global Genes Patient Summit we talked with Daniel DeFabio, father of a boy with Menkes disease, about the condition and a typical day in his son's life.
November is Menkes awareness month. For more information, visit www.themenkesfoundation.org
To view a documentary about Menkes disease that Daniel developed, visit https://vimeo.com/120211522