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Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD)

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Introduction
Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD) is a rare genetic condition in which a person has problems breaking down fatty acids for energy.
Symptoms of MCADD
Symptoms of MCADD include your baby or child appears unusually tired, sluggish and lazy, being sick, excessive sweating and rapid breathing
Causes of MCADD
Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency(MCADD) occurs when an specific enzyme is either missing or does not work
Diagnosing MCADD
Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD) is diagnosed by a screening test (blood test) offered to all newborn babies
Treating MCADD
A comprehensive plan will be drawn up for your child by a specialist with experience in treating medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD)