INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
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 in the United States.
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.
SIGNS OF A METABOLIC CRISIS
A metabolic crisis is a serious health condition that is caused by low blood sugar and the build-up of toxic substances in the blood.