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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Lactate dehydrogenase A deficiency


Other Names for this Disease
  • Lactate dehydrogenase deficiency type A
  • Glycogen Storage Disease XI
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Treatment

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How might lactate dehydrogenase deficiency type A be treated?

For many people with metabolic muscle diseases, the only treatment needed is to understand what activities and situations tend to trigger attacks of rhabdomyolysis. In addition, some people with metabolic disorders have benefited from dietary changes. For instance, there is evidence that those with carbohydrate-processing problems may be helped by a high-protein diet, while those with difficulty processing fats may do well on a diet high in carbohydrates and low in fat.[1]

We encourage you to consult with your healthcare provider for more information about management of lactate dehydrogenase A deficiency. A professional staff member through a Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) clinic can also help you design a specific plan suited for your metabolic disorder and individual needs.

Last updated: 3/27/2012

References
  1. Facts About Metabolic Diseases of Muscle. Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). December 2009; http://www.mda.org/publications/PDFs/FactsAboutMetabolicDisease.pdf. Accessed 3/27/2012.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Lactate dehydrogenase deficiency type A
  • Glycogen Storage Disease XI
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.