Short/branched chain acy-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (SBCAD)


Short/branched chain acy-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (SBCAD) is an inherited condition in which the body is unable to break down certain proteins. It is an organic acid condition because SBCAD can lead to a harmful amount of organic acids and toxins in the body. Symptoms of the condition vary. If SBCAD is identified early and treatment is begun, individuals with 2MBG can often lead healthy lives.

This condition is also known as: 2-methylbutyrl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (2MBG), 2-methylbutyryl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency, 2-MBCD deficiency, 2-MBAD deficiency, 2-methylbutyrylglycinuria.

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