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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Genetic disease: It's quite variable in severity. The lack of the helpful antitrypsin protein in the blood prevents the neutralization of enzymes from white cells that ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Blood test: Blood, more accurately serum, is examined for levels of Alpha 1 at. Electophoresis of serum also reveals deficiency and a detailed electrophoresis, i ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Genetic, familial: Genetic abnormality that can run in families, associated with emphysema, even without the usual triggers like tobacco use, and cirrhosis of the liver ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Emphysema: Aat deficiency affects primarily the lungs, leading to copd, particularly a panacinar emphysema. Symptoms are variable, but usually involve shortness ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Early emphysema: Lung and liver are the target organs in Alpha 1 at deficiency. Children may develop liver disease like cirrhosis. The commonest symptoms are due to e ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Early emphysema: Early onset emphysema, especially in a non-smoker, is most common characterisitic of Alpha 1 at deficiency, other abnormalities include early onset li ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
26 years experience Pulmonology
Genetic problem: Because of this gene mutation, body becomes deficient in Alpha -1 - antitrypsin protein and manifests as chronic lung disease, just like in COPD pts b ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Shahzeidi
19 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Shortness of breath: Alpha 1 antitrypsin (aat) is a molecule in the blood and alveolar space. This naturally occuring molecule is protecting alveolar walls from breaking b ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: If one has a family history of homozygous alpha1antitrypsin deficiency, then one should consider testing, as even a carrier of this, especially one wi ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. C. michael Bowman
46 years experience Pediatrics
Lack of alpha-1 AT: Trypsin is a protein (an enzyme) that the body uses to remove damaged/"unwanted" proteins. This protein needs to attack the right targets specifically ... Read More

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