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I want to know my options for treating inherited emphysema?

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Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: Pulmonary Medicine

Inherited emphysema may be caused by any one of several dozen different genetic conditions.
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is one well known cause: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency. Your pulmonary doctor will be very familiar with these conditions, can diagnose the exact genetic cause, and will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. If you smoke, stop now.

In brief: Pulmonary Medicine

Inherited emphysema may be caused by any one of several dozen different genetic conditions.
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is one well known cause: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency. Your pulmonary doctor will be very familiar with these conditions, can diagnose the exact genetic cause, and will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. If you smoke, stop now.
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