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What is Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset?

What is Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset?

  • 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.

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

Types of Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset:

Broader types of Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset:

How serious is Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset?

Prognosis of 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.
Complications of Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset: see complications of Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset

What causes Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset?

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

What are the symptoms of Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset?

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

Complications of Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset: see complications of Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset

Onset of Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset: Usually around the middle of the second decade of life.

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

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset.
Treatments for Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset: see treatments for Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset

Name and Aliases of Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset

Main name of condition: Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset

Other names or spellings for Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency -- adult-onset:

VLCAD deficiency [adult-onset]

 

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