A rare inherited copper deficiency. Copper has many functions in the body including heart function, cholesterol metabolism, brain development, immune defenses, blood supply, glucose metabolism and normal bone development.
* Seizures * Low copper level * Failure to thrive * Anemia * Sparse hair * Frequent infections * Short stature * Acne * Bone abnormalities
signs and symptoms of Copper deficiency, familial benign may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Copper deficiency, familial benign symptoms
* Acne: Pimples and blackheads on the face and skin. * Anemia: Reduced ability of blood to carry oxygen from various possible causes. * Bone changes: Changes to the bones as a symptom * Failure to thrive: Slow growth or inadequate weight gain of an infant or child. * Hair loss: Loss or thinning of head or body hair * Seizures: A rare syndrome characterized by mental retardation, seizures and high levels of hydroxylysine in the urine. * Short stature: A very rare genetic disorder involving short stature, mental retardation, abnormal development of various bones.