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After a diagnosis of AADC deficiency

Your child has been diagnosed. Now what?

At this time there is no cure for aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency, but your child’s doctor may discuss treatments that may help improve some of your child’s symptoms.

Ask your child’s doctor about medications and physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and about other treatments that may help improve some of your child’s symptoms and quality of life.

Your child’s care team

The team that will be assembled to help your child may include some of the professionals listed below:

  • Paediatrician or General Practitioner
  • Paediatric Neurologist
  • Movement Disorder Specialist
  • Clinical Geneticist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Developmental Paediatrician

Depending on where your child is receiving care, you may have a Case Worker or Social Worker to help you manage your child’s care team.


Our Caregiver Brochure provides more information about AADC deficiency for those who care for someone with AADC deficiency or people who suspect their child may have the condition 

GL-AADC-0982 | February 2022

Welcome to About AADC

A website for parents and caregivers of children with AADC deficiency, and members of the public interested in the condition. This website has been provided by PTC Therapeutics.

This educational website provides information to support awareness of a rare neurotransmitter disorder called aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency.