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Medium-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency


Other Names for this Disease
  • ACADM deficiency
  • Acyl-CoA dehydrogenase medium chain deficiency of
  • MCAD deficiency
  • MCADD
  • MCADH deficiency
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  • My daughter was diagnosed with medium-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency at 2 weeks. She is now 10 weeks old and seems to eat a lot. She's having breast and bottle milk but can drink 80z of hungry baby formula. Is it normal for her to be hungry all the time? Also, what happens to the fats as she can't break them down further? Click here for answer

  • I have two sons with MCAD deficiency. I was recently told by the doctor that my sons will not be able to consume any alcohol when old enough to do so because it could lead to death. I would really like more information on this. Click here for answer

  • My sister's daughter (my niece) recently had a baby and he was diagnosed with medium-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency. If this condition is traced back to my sister, is it important for me and/or my children (ages 8 and 11) to be tested?  Click here for answer

  • My daughter had newborn screening performed at the hospital after her birth. Her doctor recently called to tell us that her test came back abnormal for medium-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency. Are there factors that may contribute to a falsely positive result? Click here for answer