Medium/Short-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (M/SCHAD)


Medium/short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (M/SCHAD) is a condition in which the body is unable to break down certain fats. M/SCHAD is considered a fatty acid oxidation condition because people with the condition are unable to change some of the fats they eat into energy the body needs to function. This can cause unused fatty acids to build up in the body. Most individuals who are identified as having M/SCHAD never experience symptoms, but some individuals experience serious health effects from M/SCHAD.

This condition is also known as: 3 hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency, 3-alpha-hydroxyacyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency, HAD deficiency, HADH deficiency, HADHSC deficiency, 3-hydroxyacyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency, M/SCHAD deficiency, SCHAD deficiency, Medium/short-chain hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency.

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