Aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency
Synonyms: AADC deficiency
A rare severe genetic neurometabolic disorder associated with clinical manifestations related to impaired synthesis of dopamine noradrenaline adrenaline and serotonin. Clinical manifestations are typically characterized by early-onset muscular hypotonia movement disorders (oculogyric crisis dystonia) developmental delay ptosis and non-motor symptoms (sleep disturbance irritability excessive sweating and nasal congestion).
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AADC Family Network
The foundation was established for the charitable and educational purposes of providing research, medical assistance, support and awareness and to participate in all services and activities designed to carry out and find a CURE for AADC.
COMBINEDBrain is a consortium for outcome measures and biomarkers for neurodevelopmental disorders. We are collaborating to cure rare, non-verbal brain disorders.
Louisiana Metabolic Disorders Coalition
We support, educate, and advocate for patients & families affected by metabolic disorders.
Mississippi Metabolics Foundation
Mississippi Metabolics Foundation (MMF) was founded to raise awareness, educate, and provide support to those living or caring for someone with genetic metabolic disorders/inborn errors of metabolism (IEM).
Moonshots for Unicorns
Curing single-gene disorders
To fund research for treatment and/or a cure for CASK Gene Disorder
Special Education Teaching and Learning Inc.
Educational support for families in the rare disease, undiagnosed disease, and special needs community.
Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN) Australia
Provide information, support and advocacy to families caring for a child with an undiagnosed or rare genetic condition.
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