“Our website and Facebook page are born to let everybody know what we’re doing for our Davide. Our aim is to reach out to as many people as we can, in Italy as well as worldwide, who suffer from this very rare disease, so that we can let them know what research is currently doing and we can make them feel they’re not alone… alone as we’ve been for so many years, when Davide’s disease had no name.”

logo-mct8-italiaWHAT IS MCT8

Allan – Herndon – Dudley – Syndrome , which takes its name from William Allan, Florence C. Dudley, and C. Nash Herndon, is expressed by a mutation in the gene of the monocarboxylate transporter 8 ( MCT8 ) ( SLC16A2 ) that is located on the X chromosome in males. Allan – Herndon – Dudley Syndrome ( AHDS ) is a form of mental retardation, with neuromuscular involvement characterized by hypotonia, muscular hypoplasia and intellectual deficit.

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