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Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders

A person has a fatty acid oxidation disorder when their body is unable to use (oxidize) fatty acids to make energy. This can happen when an enzyme (chemical) used to break down fatty acids is missing from their body or not working correctly.

These guides are for parents of babies recently screened for the following types of fatty acid oxidation disorders:

CPT I Deficiency

CPT II Deficiency

LCHADD

MCADD

SCADD

VLCADD