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What is VLCAD deficiency?

What is VLCAD deficiency?

  • VLCAD deficiency: A rare condition that is characterised by cardiomyopathy, fatty liver, skeletal myopathy, pericardial effusions, ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden death.

VLCAD deficiency is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that VLCAD deficiency, or a subtype of VLCAD deficiency, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list VLCAD deficiency as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

VLCAD deficiency: Introduction

Types of VLCAD deficiency:

Broader types of VLCAD deficiency:

What causes VLCAD deficiency?

Causes of VLCAD deficiency: see causes of VLCAD deficiency

What are the symptoms of VLCAD deficiency?

Symptoms of VLCAD deficiency: see symptoms of VLCAD deficiency

Can anyone else get VLCAD deficiency?

More information: see contagiousness of VLCAD deficiency
Inheritance: see inheritance of VLCAD deficiency

VLCAD deficiency: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and VLCAD deficiency.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for VLCAD deficiency: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for VLCAD deficiency.
Treatments for VLCAD deficiency: see treatments for VLCAD deficiency
Research for VLCAD deficiency: see research for VLCAD deficiency

Name and Aliases of VLCAD deficiency

Main name of condition: VLCAD deficiency

Other names or spellings for VLCAD deficiency:

Very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency

Very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

VLCAD deficiency: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, VLCAD deficiency:


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