The condition is called Very-long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (VLCAD) and renders the body unable to break down certain fats.
"If VLCAD is not treated, babies usually die young. It is important to screen for and treat VLCAD. Untreated VLCAD can cause breathing problems, seizures, coma, or brain damage if not treated." Affected individuals are also at risk for serious complications such as liver abnormalities and life-threatening heart problems.
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