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Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency

Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency: Introduction

Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency: A rare disorder characterized by the development of lung disease in adults and liver disease in adults and children. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency is available below.

Symptoms of Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency

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Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency: Complications

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Causes of Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency

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Disease Topics Related To Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency

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Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency

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Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency

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Clinical Trials for Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency

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Definitions of Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency:

Deficiency of the protease inhibitor ALPHA 1-ANTITRYPSIN, leading primarily to degradation of elastin of the alveolar walls, as well as other structural proteins of a variety of tissues. (From Scriver, Beaudet, Sly, & Valle, The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease, 7th ed, p4125) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency, or a subtype of Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Related Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency Info

More information about Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency

  1. Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
 

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