Is MCADD serious?

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 easily (see How MCADD is treated below).

With proper care, there's no reason whysomeone with MCADD cannot live a normal, healthy and active life.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018