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A 70-year-old female asked:

alpha-1 is mz 107.9mg/dl(20.7um) mildly deficient , should begin infusion or not? it is once a week /lifetime

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Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Criteria not met: The American Thoracic Society suggests weekly augmentation therapy with human pooled AAT for individuals who have plasma levels of AAT less than 11 µmol/L and established airflow obstruction, defined as an FEV1.

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