Welcome

Welcome to the Association for Creatine Deficiencies (ACD), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the three Cerebral Creatine Deficiency Syndromes:

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The ACD is headed to Global Genes and Children's Neurology Society this fall.

The Association for Creatine Deficiencies’ mission is to provide patient, family, and public education, to advocate for early diagnoses, and to promote and fund medical research for treatments and cures for Cerebral Creatine Deficiency Syndromes (CCDS).

What is CCDS?

Cerebral Creatine Deficiency Syndromes (CCDS) are a group of inborn errors of creatine metabolism including AGAT, CTD, and GAMT. Symptoms may include: intellectual delays, expressive speech and language delay, autistic-like behavior, hyperactivity, seizures, projectile vomiting in infancy, failure to thrive, and movement disorders.

Creatine helps supply energy to all cells in the body. It helps increase adenosine triphosphate (ATP).

Creatine is produced in the liver, which makes it out of three amino acids: arginine, glycine and methionine. Most of our body's creatine (approximately 95%) is stored in the muscles that support the skeleton.

Creatine Community Blog

16Nov 2018

A couple of weeks ago, we participated in something special – our Ben was a Patient Champion at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon. It was the most amazing experience for all of us, including Ben, and one we’ll not soon forget. It made us feel seen, heard and celebrated. Again, amazing. Continue reading

13Nov 2018

Sarah Young

This post was written by ACD’s Director of Research, Laura Trutoiu, PhD.

Did you know the Association for Creatine Deficiencies has an amazing patient registry? For rare diseases, patient registries are critical to understanding the progression of the disease and the outcomes families can expect. Our patient registry is strong but we need your help to take it to the next level and include genetic data. Continue reading