n South African Journal of Child Health - From the coalface of clinical paediatric neurology : Menkes disease - a lesson not to be forgotten

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1994-3032
  • E-ISSN: 1999-7671



The differential diagnosis of child abuse or non-accidental injury is extensive and includes rare metabolic disorders. We report a case in which child abuse was wrongly diagnosed. Fortunately the correct diagnosis could be made in time to re-unite the child with his parents.

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