What is Medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency?
Medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency (MCADD) is an inborn error of mitochondrial fatty acid oxidation characterized by a rapidly progressive metabolic crisis, often presenting as hypoketotic hypoglycemia, lethargy, vomiting, seizures and coma, which can be fatal in the absence of emergency medical intervention.
Other condition names
Carnitine deficiency secondary to medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
Medium chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency