Other Names for this Disease
- Isovaleric acid CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
- Isovaleryl CoA carboxylase deficiency
- IVD deficiency
In other cases, the signs and symptoms of isovaleric acidemia appear during childhood and may come and go over time. Children with this condition may fail to gain weight and grow at the expected rate (failure to thrive) and often have delayed development. In these children, episodes of more serious health problems can be triggered by prolonged periods without food (fasting), infections, or eating an increased amount of protein-rich foods.Some people with gene mutations that cause isovaleric acidemia are asymptomatic, which means they never experience any signs or symptoms of the condition.
- Isovaleric acidemia. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). 2007; http://www.ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/isovaleric-acidemia. Accessed 5/9/2011.
- Babys First Test Isovaleric Acidemia. Baby's First Test. http://www.babysfirsttest.org/conditions/IVA. Accessed 12/5/2011.