DWQA QuestionsCategory: QuestionsSCAD and Epilepsy
Yolanda asked 6 months ago

How is SCAD diagnosed?
Can SCAD cause drug-resistant epilepsy?
 
What would the treatment be?
Thank you 
Yolanda
¿Como se diagnostica SCAD?
Puede SCAD causar epilepsia farmacoresistente?
¿Cual sería su tratamiento?
Muchas gracias.

1 Answers
Physician answered 6 months ago

Yolanda,
SCAD deficiency is diagnosed by characteristic findings in a blood acylcarnitine profile or urine organic acids. You can find a lot more information on SCAD deficiency on this web site in our INFORM families section. Our current best understanding of SCAD deficiency is that it is not a clinically meaningful condition since most babies identified  through newborn screening are well. We no longer treat it with either medications or diet. Hope this helps. Dr. Vockley