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Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset

Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset: Introduction

Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset: Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency is a rare inherited genetic condition where the body is unable to convert certain fats to energy i.e. there is not enough of a certain enzyme which is needed to metabolize a type of fat called long-chain fatty acids. The build-up of these fatty acids in the body causes damage. There are three subtypes of the disorder each with varying severity: severe early-onset form, an intermediate form and an adult-onset form. The adult-onset form is relatively mild and tends to be characterized mainly by muscle problems. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset is available below.

Symptoms of Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset

Treatments for Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset

  • Treatment involves eating frequently, avoiding fasting and eating a low-fat diet, high-carbohydrate diet. Carnitine supplements may be required in some cases
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Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset: Complications

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Causes of Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset

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Misdiagnosis and Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset

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Prognosis for Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset

Prognosis for Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset: This form of the condition is severe and can lead to an early death if not diagnosed and treated. The prognosis can be greatly improved by early diagnosis and treatment. The condition requires lifelong treatment.

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  7. Prognosis
 

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