Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD)
There's nospecific treatmentfor MCADD.A specialist care teamwill give you advice about how tolook after your child and support them as they get older.
Children and adults with MCADD can eat a normal diet, as long as they:
The high energy drinks used in treating MCADD are available on prescription from your GP. You'll be advised by a specialist dietitian about when to use them and how much to use. If the drinks don't help or your child refuses them, they may need to be treated in hospital.
You can find more detailed information about MCADD treatment in the MCADD information sheet for parents and carers (PDF, 116kb) produced by the British Inherited Metabolic Diseases Group (BIMDG).
MCADD is a rare genetic condition where a person has problems breaking down fat for energy. Read about the symptoms, causes and outlook.
MCADD is a potentially serious condition that can be life-threatening if not recognised quicklyand treated appropriately. However, most cases are picked up soon after birth and can be managed quite e
If someone with MCADD becomes unwell and is unable to eat or tolerate food, they may experience the following symptoms: appearing unusually tired and sluggish being sick excessive sweating rapid
MCADD is caused bya fault in the gene that provides the instructionsto make anenzyme called medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (MCAD). This genetic faultcausesthe enzymeto either not work properly o
A child will onlybe born withMCADD ifthey inherit a copyof the faulty gene that causesit from both of theirparents. The parents won't normallyhave thecondition themselves because they usually only ha
There's nospecific treatmentfor MCADD.A specialist care teamwill give you advice about how tolook after your child and support them as they get older. Children and adults with MCADD can eat a normal
If you or your child haveMCADD, your clinical team will pass information about you/them on to the National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Diseases Registration Service (NCARDRS). This helps scientists l