What is ACDC Disease? (Definition)
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Arterial calcification due to deficiency of CD73 (ACDC), is a rare, adult-onset vascular disorder. People with ACDC have calcium build-up in the large vessels (mainly below the waist) and in the joints of the hands and feet. ACDC is caused by mutations in the NT5E gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner.
Signs and symptoms may include progressive pain and cramping in the calves, thighs, buttocks, feet, and/or hands. The age of onset has been reported as early as the second decade of life.
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Latest ACDC Disease Treatment News and Research
ACDC Disease Research News: Researchers identify biochemical mechanism behind a rare, painful genetic disease