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How is ACDC diagnosed?

We are unaware of published diagnostic criteria for ACDC. However, in the past, a diagnosis of ACDC has been made by a combination of a thorough medical evaluation and genetic test results. Medical evaluations of people diagnosed with ACDC have ruled out other causes of leg and joint discomfort, such as rheumatoid arthritis or other joint-related problems. MRIs and x-rays of the vasculature of those affected have indicated calcium deposits in artery walls. Genetic testing in an affected person would identify mutations in the NT5E gene, which are the underlying genetic cause of ACDC.

Last updated on 05-01-20

How might ACDC be treated?

Due to the rarity of this condition, there is very limited information available in the medical literature. We are not aware of specific treatment recommendations for ACDC, or of any therapies currently known to be effective. One affected individual reportedly was treated with surgeries to reroute blood flow through alternate vessels and had a joint amputation in the foot. Several possible future therapies have been proposed. Research is currently under way to investigate possible treatment options.

The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through the National Library of Medicine, developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members, and members of the public with current information on clinical research studies. Click here to find trials relating to ACDC. This site may be checked often for new studies, as it is updated regularly.

Last updated on 05-01-20

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Last updated on 04-27-20

Name: Vascular Cures 274 Redwood Shores Parkway, #717
Redwood City, CA, 94065, United States
Phone: +1-650-368-6022 Email: info@vascularcures.org Url: https://vascularcures.org/
Name: Society for Vascular Surgery 633 N. St. Clair 24th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60611 , United States
Phone: 312-334-2300 Toll Free: 800-258-7188 Fax : 312-334-2320 Email: vascular@vascularsociety.org Url: http://www.vascularweb.org/index.html

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