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
- 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