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Fatty infiltration in the liver in medium chain acyl CoA dehydrogenase deficiency.
  1. H C Losty,
  2. P Lee,
  3. M Alfaham,
  4. O P Gray,
  5. J V Leonard
  1. Department of Medical Biochemistry, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff.


    Fatty infiltration of the liver at postmortem examination has been recommended as a criterion for selection of infants who have died suddenly and unexpectedly for further biochemical investigation for disorders of fatty acid oxidation. We describe a boy with medium chain acyl CoA dehydrogenase deficiency who died four months after diagnosis and in whom only minimal hepatic fatty infiltration was found.

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