Newborns with a Family History of MCADD Medium-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency JCG0323v2.1
The joint Trust Guideline for Babies with MCADD are at risk of encephalopathy and death in the first few days of life. Recognition of the risk in a baby with a family history of MCADD followed by simple measures to ensure an adequate supply of milk or alternative sources of glucose can prevent morbidity and mortality.
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