Lactate dehydrogenase A deficiency

How common is lactate dehydrogenase deficiency?

Lactate dehydrogenase deficiency is a rare disorder. In Japan, this condition affects 1 in 1 million individuals; the prevalence of lactate dehydrogenase deficiency in other countries is unknown.

Last updated on 05-01-20

How might lactate dehydrogenase deficiency type A be treated?

For many people with metabolic muscle diseases, the only treatment needed is to understand what activities and situations tend to trigger attacks of rhabdomyolysis. In addition, some people with metabolic disorders have benefited from dietary changes. For instance, there is evidence that those with carbohydrate- processing problems may be helped by a high-protein diet, while those with difficulty processing fats may do well on a diet high in carbohydrates and low in fat.

We encourage you to consult with your healthcare provider for more information about management of lactate dehydrogenase A deficiency. A professional staff member through a Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) clinic can also help you design a specific plan suited for your metabolic disorder and individual needs.

Last updated on 05-01-20

Name: Muscular Dystrophy Association MDA 222 S Riverside Plaza Suite 1500
Chicago, IL, 60606, United States
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Name: Muscular Dystrophy UK 61A Great Suffolk Street
London, SE1 0BU, United Kingdom
Phone: (+44) 0 020 7803 4800 Toll Free: 0800 652 6352 (Helpline) Email: Url:

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