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What sort of problem is alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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, even in the absence of triggers like chronic infection, alcohol use.
Can cause problems in children and/or in adults. Can be tested for, can be rx'd.

In brief: 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, even in the absence of triggers like chronic infection, alcohol use.
Can cause problems in children and/or in adults. Can be tested for, can be rx'd.
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