Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency
Fatty-acid Oxidation Disorder
hereditary disease that is caused by the lack of an enzyme required
to convert fat into energy like it should. If detected early,
it can be managed with diet.
with MCAD deficiency cannot fast for very long.
detection of this disorder is critical. Once detected,
people with treated MCADD will lead normal, healthy lives.
visit the sites below to learn more about MCADD
Babies Through Screening Foundation...
SBTS works to improve the lives of babies by preventing disabilities
death resulting from disorders detectable through newborn screening.
FOD Communication Network...
A support group for families touched by genetic metabolism disorders
and an online newsletter with stories, memories, and research
Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center...
Provides information and resources in the area of newborn screening
and genetics to benefit health professionals, the public health
community, consumers and government officials. genes-r-us.uthscsa.edu
- Medium Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency