Short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
Other Names for this Disease
- SCAD deficiency
- ACADS deficiency
- SCADH deficiency
- Lipid-storage myopathy secondary to short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
- Short-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency
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Treatment of short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (SCAD) deficiency usually consists of avoidance of fasting and a low fat diet. Supplemental carnitine may be recommended for some affected children during acute crises. Episodes of acute metabolic acidosis may be treated with intravenous hydration with a solution containing 10% glucose which can reestablish an anabolic state. This can be followed by reintroduction of the patient's usual diet.
Last updated: 2/5/2016
- Jerry Vockley, MD, PhD. Short-Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SCAD). National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2013; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/short-chain-acyl-coa-dehydrogenase-deficiency-scad/.
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