- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi
WHAT IS MCADD?
Medium chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency ("MCADD") is a rare genetic metabolic disorder. It is a type of fatty acid oxidation disorder. MCADD is estimated to affect one (1) in every seventeen thousand (17,000) people.
Newborn screening in the United States dates back to the early 1960s. Before this time, the focus on infant mortality related primarily to diarrheal diseases, influenza, and other infectious diseases.