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What does AADC stand for?

AADC stands for Aromatic L-Amino Acid Decarboxylase Deficiency

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The diseases identified to date include: tyrosine hydroxylase deficiency (TH deficiency); aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency (ALADD or AADC); GTP-1 cyclohydrolase deficiency (dopa-responsive dystonia); dihydropteridine reductase deficiency (DHPR); and succinic semialdehyde dehydrogenase deficiency (SSADH).
The concentrations of 5-HIAA, the end product of the serotonin pathway, and 3-o-methyldopa in CSF as well as the urinary excretion of vanillyllactic acid, a metabolite of L-dopa, were within the appropriate reference intervals, which excluded aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase deficiency and pointed to THD as the primary defect (12).