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What is the treatment for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency?
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
Internal Medicine
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In brief: AAT deficiency
Standard therapy (of questionable efficacy) involves intravenous or aerosolized augmentation therapy.
Some experimental treatments include enhancement of endogenous alpha-1 antitrypsin production and gene therapy. Supportive therapy is important as well and includes smoking cessation, prompt treatment of lower respiratory infections, and getting influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations.

In brief: AAT deficiency
Standard therapy (of questionable efficacy) involves intravenous or aerosolized augmentation therapy.
Some experimental treatments include enhancement of endogenous alpha-1 antitrypsin production and gene therapy. Supportive therapy is important as well and includes smoking cessation, prompt treatment of lower respiratory infections, and getting influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations.
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