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Isovaleric acidemia


Other Names for this Disease
  • Isovaleric acid CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
  • Isovaleryl CoA carboxylase deficiency
  • IVA
  • IVD deficiency
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  • My child was diagnosed with isovaleric acidemia and is currently being treated with carnitine three times daily. I wanted to know if there were cures for this disease. Click here for answer

  • My grandson was diagnosed with IVA at birth. He seems to be quite healthy. He's 8 years old, very active and grades are great at school. His diet is mostly potatoes and fruit. He will not eat meat or poultry, but on some occasions. Will this condition be with him throughout his life, or is it possible that it will clear up? Click here for answer

  • My baby died 13 days after birth. The doctors performed some blood tests which indicated that the baby had isovaleric acidemia. Additional testing, only available in the UK was recommended. Unfortunately, the lab would not accept blood without urine. What are the chances that my future child(ren) will also have this condition? Click here for answer