Very-long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (VLCAD) is a condition in which the body is unable to break down certain fats. It is considered a fatty acid oxidation condition, because people affected by VLCAD are unable to convert some of the fats they eat into energy the body needs to function.Learn More
Enzymes help start chemical reactions in the body. VLCAD happens when an enzyme called “very long chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase” is missing or not working. This enzyme breaks down certain fats from the food we eat into energy. It also breaks down fat already stored in the body.Learn More
Sleeping longer or more often, tiredness, behavior changes, muscle weakness (known as hypotonia), irritability, poor appetite, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, low blood sugar (called hypoglycemia). Many of these signs may occur when your baby eats foods that his or her body cannot break down. They can be triggered by long periods of time without eating, illnesses, and infections. If your baby shows any of these signs, be sure to contact your baby’s doctor immediately.Learn More
Newborn screening is the practice of testing every newborn for certain harmful or potential fatal disorders that aren't otherwise apparent at birth. With a simple blood test, doctors can often tell whether newborns have certain conditions that eventually could cause problems.Learn More
When your child has any of the following; poor appetite, too much sleepiness, vomiting, diarrhea, an infection, a fever, continued muscle pain, or weakness, reddish-brown color to the urine.Learn More
DIET: Sometimes a child will need to eat a low in fat, high in carbohydrates diet. This means lean meats, low-fat dairy foods, breads, noodles, fruits and vegetables. A dietician will make any needed diet changes.Learn More
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