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Medium-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency

Other Names for this Disease
  • ACADM deficiency
  • Acyl-CoA dehydrogenase medium chain deficiency of
  • MCAD deficiency
  • MCADH deficiency
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How is medium-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency inherited?

Medium-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase (MCAD) deficiency is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, which means both copies of the gene in each cell have mutations. The parents of an individual with an autosomal recessive condition each carry one copy of the mutated gene, but they typically do not show signs and symptoms of the condition.[1]

Last updated: 2/4/2011

  1. Medium-chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). 2009; Accessed 2/4/2011.