Short chain acyl CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
Other Names for this Disease
- ACADS deficiency
- Lipid-storage myopathy secondary to short chain acyl CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
- SCAD deficiency
- SCADH deficiency
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Treatment of short-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase (SCAD) deficiency usually consists of avoidance of fasting and a low fat diet. Supplemental carnitine is recommended for some affected children. In episodes of acute metabolic acidosis, intravenous hydration with a solution containing 10% glucose should be used to reestablish an anabolic state, followed by reintroduction of the patient's usual diet. 
Last updated: 5/4/2008
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