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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
with MCAD deficiency cannot fast for very long.
detection of this disorder is critical. Once detected,
people with treated MCADD will lead normal, healthy
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
FOD Communication Network...
A support group for families touched by genetic metabolism
disorders and an online newsletter with stories, memories,
and research updates. fodsupport.org
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.
A very informative site about the latest issues surrounding
newborn screening. A simple drop of blood could save your
baby's life. AboutNewbornScreening.com