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What is M/SCHAD deficiency?

What is M/SCHAD deficiency?

  • M/SCHAD deficiency: A rare inherited form of biochemical disorder characterized by the deficiency of a particular enzyme (3-Hydroxyacyl-CoA Dehydrogenase). The enzyme deficiency only affects certain body tissues, in particular the skeletal muscles. The lack of enzyme activity prevents some fats being converted into energy. Symptoms tend to be exacerbated during fasting as during fasting, the body tries to rely more heavily on fats for energy. Fatty acids that are not completely metabolized due to the enzyme deficiency may build up in various organs and cause serious complications.

M/SCHAD deficiency: Introduction

Types of M/SCHAD deficiency:

Broader types of M/SCHAD deficiency:

How serious is M/SCHAD deficiency?

Complications of M/SCHAD deficiency: see complications of M/SCHAD deficiency

What causes M/SCHAD deficiency?

Causes of M/SCHAD deficiency: see causes of M/SCHAD deficiency

What are the symptoms of M/SCHAD deficiency?

Symptoms of M/SCHAD deficiency: see symptoms of M/SCHAD deficiency

Complications of M/SCHAD deficiency: see complications of M/SCHAD deficiency

Onset of M/SCHAD deficiency: neonatal or infancy

M/SCHAD deficiency: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and M/SCHAD deficiency.

How is it treated?

Treatments for M/SCHAD deficiency: see treatments for M/SCHAD deficiency

Name of M/SCHAD deficiency

Main name of condition: M/SCHAD deficiency


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