Other Names for this Disease
- Succinyl-CoA:3-oxoacid CoA transferase deficiency
- Ketoacidosis due to SCOT deficiency
- Succinyl-CoA acetoacetate transferase deficiency
- 3-oxoacid CoA transferase deficiency
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 In ketoacidosis ketones build-up in the body. Symptoms of ketoacidosis may vary but can include trouble breathing, poor feeding, vomiting, lethargy, unconsciousness, and coma. Crises need to be addressed immediately. Fortunately these crises tend to respond well to IV fluids including glucose and sodium bicarbonate. Patients with SCOT defiency are symptom free between episodes. This deficiency can be caused by mutations in the OXCT1 gene.SCOT deficiency is a metabolic disease that is caused by reduced or missing levels of 3-ketoacid CoA transferase. This enzyme is necessary for the body to use ketones. Ketones are substances produced when fat cells break down and are an important source of energy, especially when there is a shortage of glucose. SCOT deficiency is characterized by intermittent ketoacidosis, with the first episode often occurring in newborns or infants (6 to 20 months).
Last updated: 9/4/2010
- Fukao T. Succinyl-CoA transferase (SCOT) deficiency. Orphanet Encyclopedia. 2004; http://www.orpha.net/data/patho/GB/uk-scot.pdf. Accessed 9/2/2010.
- Succinyl-CoA:3-Oxoacid CoA Transferase Deficiency. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man. 2002; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=245050. Accessed 7/10/2009.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on SCOT deficiency. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss SCOT deficiency. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- Fukao T. Succinyl-CoA transferase (SCOT) deficiency. Orphanet Encyclopedia. 2004.