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VLCAD deficiency

Other Names for this Disease
  • Very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
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  • My husband and I were recently told we are carriers, and our first baby girl died at about 40 hrs old from VLCAD. I am now pregnant with another little girl and we worry about this baby having VLCAD. What are the chances that she comes out and has the condition and dies? And if she does have it, is there any treatment I can do before she's born? Can she survive having the mutated gene and live a healthy life? Click here for answer

  • What is the life expectancy of a child with VLCAD deficiency? Who are the best doctors in the United States for this condition? I was told that my child has one mutated gene and one with significant variables. Does that mean she has the condition?
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