Aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency

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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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Mississippi Metabolics Foundation

Our mission at Mississippi Metabolics Foundation (MMF) is to advocate, educate, and support families in MS affected by genetic metabolic disorders/inborn errors of metabolism (IEM's). MMF promotes initiatives and further advancements in legislation, education, research, clinical trials, studies, therapies, targeted treatments, and eventual cures for IEM’s and all rare diseases.

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