Symptoms of MCADD

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 breathing
  • seizures (fits)

Left untreated, more serious and potentially life-threatening problems can develop, including coma and brain damage.

You'll be given an emergency contact number to call immediately if you or your child has MCADD and experiences symptoms.

If this information isn't easily available, call 999 for an ambulance or go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department and tell them aboutyour or your child'sMCADD.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018