AADC Deficiency and Scoliosis

AADC Deficiency and Scoliosis

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AADC Deficiency and Scoliosis

Children with aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency can, over time, develop scoliosis. This spinal curvature, along with other bone deformities, may be a consequence of ongoing muscle weakness and repeated oculogyric crises — spasms of the eye muscles, which sometimes occur during seizures. Here is more information about scoliosis, its treatments, and its relationship to AADC deficiency. What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine becomes curved to the side. It usually happens during…

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