Diseases & Conditions


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia


Synonyms of Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia
  • ACD

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Alveolar capillary dysplasia (ACD) is a rare, likely congenital, disorder of the lungs (pulmonary system) and especially of the blood system serving the lungs. It is a disorder of the newborn. The normal diffusion process of oxygen from the air sacs to the blood in the lungs and, thence, to the heart, fails to develop properly. The disorder is sometimes called misalignment of the pulmonary veins. Rather than misaligned, the pulmonary vein is malpositioned in a site somewhat different from its normal position.

    Infants with the disorder present with the signs of lack of oxygen (hypoxemia) and severely increased pulmonary hypertension.

    Since treatment is seldom, if ever, effective, life expectancy of the infant is very, very, short.
    .

    Organizations related to Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia
    • Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia Association
      5902 Marcie Court
      Garland TX 75044-4958
      Phone #: 972-414-4422
      800 #: --
      e-mail: sdesj@verizon.net
      Home page: http://www.acd-association.com
    • American Lung Association
      61 Broadway, 6th Floor
      New York NY 10006
      Phone #: 212-315-8700
      800 #: 800-586-4872
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.lungusa.org
    • Fetal Hope Foundation
      9786 S Holland Street
      Littelton CO 80127
      Phone #: 303-932-0553
      800 #: 877-789-4673
      e-mail: info@fetalhope.org
      Home page: http://www.fetalhope.org
    • Infants Remembered In Silence, Inc. (IRIS)
      101 Third Street NW
      Faribault MN 55021
      Phone #: 507-334-4748
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: iris@qwestoffice.net
      Home page: http://www.irisRemembers.com
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html