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Short Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SCAD)

Short Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SCAD): Introduction

Short Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SCAD): A rare disorder where the body lacks enzymes needed to convert some fats (short-chain fatty acids) into energy. Symptoms are exacerbated by fasting or acute illness. The severity of symptoms is variable with some patients remaining virtually asymptomatic their whole life while other suffer symptoms from infancy. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Short Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SCAD) is available below.

Symptoms of Short Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SCAD)

Treatments for Short Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SCAD)

  • Avoid fasting, frequent meals, glucose infusion during illness or when unable to eat, carnitine supplements and avoiding foods with short-chain fatty acids
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Causes of Short Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SCAD)

Read more about causes of Short Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SCAD).

Misdiagnosis and Short Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SCAD)

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Prognosis for Short Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SCAD)

Prognosis for Short Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SCAD): The prognosis is highly variable and depends on the severity of the condition and on timeliness of diagnosis and adherence to treatment measures.

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More information about Short Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SCAD)

  1. Short Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (SCAD): Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Prognosis
 

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