3-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase deficiency
Prevalence estimates on Rare Medical Network websites are calculated based on data available from numerous sources, including US and European government statistics, the NIH, Orphanet, and published epidemiologic studies. Rare disease population data is recognized to be highly variable, and based on a wide variety of source data and methodologies, so the prevalence data on this site should be assumed to be estimated and cannot be considered to be absolutely correct.
Age of Onset
Autosomal dominant ?A pathogenic variant in only one gene copy in each cell is sufficient to cause an autosomal dominant disease
Autosomal recessive ?Pathogenic variants in both copies of each gene of the chromosome are needed to cause an autosomal recessive disease and observe the mutant phenotype
X-linked dominant ?X-linked dominant inheritance, sometimes referred to as X-linked dominance, is a mode of genetic inheritance by which a dominant gene is carried on the X chromosome.
X-linked recessive ?Pathogenic variants in both copies of a gene on the X chromosome cause an X-linked recessive disorder
Mitochondrial or multigenic ?Mitochondrial genetic disorders can be caused by changes (mutations) in either the mitochondrial DNA or nuclear DNA that lead to dysfunction of the mitochondria and inadequate production of energy.
Multigenic or multifactor ?Inheritance involving many factors, of which at least one is genetic but none is of overwhelming importance, as in the causation of a disease by multiple genetic and environmental factors.
Other Names (AKA)
3MCC; 3-MCC deficiency; 3-methylcrotonylglycinuria;
Congenital and Genetic Diseases; Metabolic disorders; Newborn Screening
3-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase deficiency (3-MCC deficiency) is an
This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal circulating leucine concentration||0004357|
Low blood sugar
Low or weak muscle tone
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of movement||
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|Failure to thrive in infancy||
Faltering weight in infancy
Weight faltering in infancy
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High blood ammonia levels
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of the cerebral vasculature||
Abnormality of the cerebral blood vessels
Involuntary muscle stiffness, contraction, or spasm
Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging. Healthcare professionals typically look at a person’s medical history, symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory test results in order to make a diagnosis. The following resources provide information relating to diagnosis and testing for this condition. If you have questions about getting a diagnosis, you should contact a healthcare professional.
- The Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) provides information about the genetic tests for this condition. The intended audience for the GTR is health care providers and researchers. Patients and consumers with specific questions about a genetic test should contact a health care provider or a genetics professional.
- Orphanet lists international laboratories offering diagnostic testing for this condition.
- Baby's First Test is the nation's
newborn screeningeducation center for families and providers. This site provides information and resources about screeningat the local, state, and national levels and serves as the Clearinghouse for newborn screening information.
Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
The differential diagnosis includes other organic acidurias such as multiple carboxylase deficiency as well as Reye's syndrome (see these terms).
Visit the Orphanet disease page for more information.
Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
These resources provide more information about this condition or associated symptoms. The in-depth resources contain medical and scientific language that may be hard to understand. You may want to review these resources with a medical professional.
- MedlinePlus Genetics contains information on 3-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase deficiency. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The Screening, Technology And Research in Genetics (STAR-G) Project has a fact sheet on this condition, which was written specifically for families that have received a diagnosis as a result of newborn screening. This fact sheet provides general information about the condition and answers questions that are of particular concern to parents.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- The New England Consortium of Metabolic Program has written medical guidelines called acute care protocols for 3-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase deficiency for health care professionals.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) lists the subtypes and associated genes for 3-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase deficiency in a table called Phenotypic Series. Each entry in OMIM includes a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss 3-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase deficiency. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- Rips J, Almashanu S, Mandel H, Josephsberg S, Lerman-Sagie T, Zerem A, Podeh B, Anikster Y, Shaag A, Luder A, Staretz Chacham O, Spiegel R. Primary and maternal 3-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase deficiency: insights from the Israel newborn screening program. J Inherit Metab Dis. March 2016; 39(2):211-217. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26566957.
- 3-methylcrotonyl CoA carboxylase deficiency. STAR-G. August 2013; https://www.newbornscreening.info/Parents/organicaciddisorders/3MCC.html.