Acyl-coa dehydrogenase, very long-chain, deficiency of

Overview

Are there other names for Very Long-Chain Acyl-Coenzyme A Dehydrogenase Deficiency (VLCADD)?

Other names for Very Long-Chain Acyl-Coenzyme A Dehydrogenase Deficiency include

  • VLCADD, (pronounced "VL-cad")
  • VLCAD Deficiency, (pronounced "VL-cad")
  • Very Long Chain Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency.
  • ACADVL
  • Acyl-CoA dehydrogenase very long chain deficiency

Very Long-Chain Acyl-Coenzyme A Dehydrogenase Deficiency (VLCADD) belongs to a category of diseases called "Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders". In this group of disorders, the body is not able to properly break down fats for energy.

You will often find the disorder abbreviated VLCADD, but there could be other things with the same abbreviation. Always look for a sentence that says they are shortening Very Long-Chain Acyl-Coenzyme A Dehydrogenase Deficiency to "VLCADD" in an article, webpage or other document. You can also ask your doctor to define abbreviations that are not clear.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/acyl-coa-dehydrogenase-very-long-chain-deficiency-of/overview/1384 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-06-01

References

Genetics Home Reference. (2009). Very long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrongenase deficiency. Retrieved 2016, from Genetics Home Reference, National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/very-long-chain-acyl-coa-dehydrogenase-deficiency/show/print

Leslie ND, Valencia CA, Strauss AW, et al. Very Long-Chain Acyl-Coenzyme A Dehydrogenase Deficiency. 2009 May 28 [Updated 2014 Sep 11]. In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Ardinger HH, et al., editors. GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK6816/

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