Becoming Teens and Adults With AADC Deficiency

Becoming Teens and Adults With AADC Deficiency

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Becoming Teens and Adults With AADC Deficiency

Children with aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency can live to be teenagers and adults, a transition that may lead to changes in disease symptoms and their severity. Care given to these patients may need to be adjusted accordingly as they age. Changes in symptoms with age An international survey of 63 patients, ages 6 months to 36 years, and their caregivers investigated the symptoms and characteristics of AADC deficiency among different age groups. The study…

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