2,4 Dienoyl-CoA Reductase Deficiency (DE RED)
2,4 Dienoyl-CoA reductase deficiency (DE RED) is a condition in which the body is unable to break down certain fats. It is considered a fatty acid oxidation condition because people with DE RED are unable to change some of the fats they eat into the energy the body needs to function. DE RED can cause weak muscle tone and can lead to the presence of too much acid in the blood. The effectiveness of treatment is currently unknown.
This condition is also known as: 4-enoyl-CoA reductase, DECR, dienoyl-CoA reductase deficiency.
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