deficiency can not yet be cured, and children can not "grow
out of it".
But patients with MCAD deficiency can live a
relatively normal life on the condition that they take a few simple
A patient with MCAD deficiency should not go
long without eating between two meals to avoid that the body would
start to break down body fat for energy.
Read more about no fasting >
Next to that a healthy, low fat diet is
Read more about the diet >
Also oral intake of carnitine
supplements might be necessary.
Read more about carnitine intake >
Finally there are special precautions to take in case of emergencies, if the patient is ill.Read more about what to do in case of emergencies >
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