Author Archives: Steve Bryson PhD

Italian Expert Panel Issues Diagnostic, Treatment Guidelines

An Italian panel of experts recommends using vitamin B6, dopamine agonists, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) as first-line therapies for the treatment of people with rare aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency. Further, the expert panel called for an across-the-board, multidisciplinary approach for follow-up management of patients…

Non-invasive MRI May Help Diagnose AADC Deficiency

Systematic analysis of non-invasive MRI brain scans of people with aromatic l-amino acid decarboxylase (AADC) deficiency identified disease-related changes in brain structure, which may help diagnose the disorder and related conditions, a study suggests. The study, “…