1. The Facts

    The Facts

    The links within AADC are provided to inform the reader more about the disease. Please use the medline link and dictionary to help with terminology and words you do not understand.

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  2. Neurotransmitters

    Neurotransmitters

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  3. Symptoms


    Symptoms

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  4. Diagnosing


    Diagnosing

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  5. Treating


    Treating

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  6. A Family Affected


    A Family Affected

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AADC


AADC is a genetically inherited neurological disorder affecting the brains ability to produce neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin; two of the most essential neurotransmitters needed for every day living!

AADC deficiency presents early in life with hypotonia, hypokinesia, Oculogyric Crisis (known as a spell/attack), autonomic dysfunction, dysphoric mood, and sleep disturbance.

Affected children can also show a number of movement disorders, most frequently dystonia. Diurnal fluctuation and improvement of symptoms after sleep is a characteristic of AADC.

The severity of symptoms experienced by each affected child varies, but the majority of children show minimal motor development in the absence of treatment.

Please explore the links above to find out more about the disease.