Cerebral folate deficiency

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What is cerebral folate deficiency?

Cerebral folate deficiency is a condition described as a deficiency or low levels of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), along with normal folate levels in the plasma and red blood cells. Folate is required for proper brain development.

Common symptoms reported by people with cerebral folate deficiency

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with cerebral folate deficiency

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobility scooter)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Manual fold up)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

Data from patients with cerebral folate deficiency, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with cerebral folate deficiency

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for cerebral folate deficiency (1 evaluation)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Mobility scooter)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Manual fold up)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
weakness in arm(s)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with cerebral folate deficiency, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has cerebral folate deficiency on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 0
30s 0
40s 1
50s 0
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from cerebral folate deficiency patients who have completed their condition history
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