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Diseases » Familial emphysema » Summary
 

What is Familial emphysema?

What is Familial emphysema?

Emphysema caused by genetic factors rather than smoking. Emphysema is lung damage which is mostly caused by smoking but in ...more »

  • Familial emphysema: A rare genetic form of emphysema caused by a deficiency of alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) which results in destruction of the elastin component of the lung structure. The disorder tends to run in families (familial).

Familial emphysema: Introduction

Types of Familial emphysema:

Broader types of Familial emphysema:

How many people get Familial emphysema?

Prevalance of Familial emphysema: 70,000 Americans
Prevalance Rate of Familial emphysema: approx 1 in 3,885 or 0.03% or 70,000 people in USA [about data]
Incidence (annual) of Familial emphysema: 1 in 3,000 newborns
Incidence Rate of Familial emphysema: approx 1 in 3,000 or 0.03% or 90,666 people in USA [about data]
Prevalance of Familial emphysema: number of Americans with this genetic deficiency is quite small, probably no more than 70,000. It is estimated that 1 in 3,000 newborns have a genetic deficiency of AAT, and 1 to 3 percent of all cases of emphysema are due to AAT deficiency. (Source: excerpt from Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema: NHLBI) ... The number of Americans with this genetic deficiency is quite small, probably no more than 70,000. It is estimated that 1 in 3,000 newborns have a genetic deficiency of AAT, and 1 to 3 percent of all cases of emphysema are due to AAT deficiency. (Source: excerpt from Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema: NHLBI)

Who gets Familial emphysema?

Patient Profile for Familial emphysema: Mid-aged adults: 30's or 40's.

How serious is Familial emphysema?

Complications of Familial emphysema: see complications of Familial emphysema

What causes Familial emphysema?

Causes of Familial emphysema: see causes of Familial emphysema
Risk factors for Familial emphysema: see risk factors for Familial emphysema

What are the symptoms of Familial emphysema?

Symptoms of Familial emphysema: see symptoms of Familial emphysema

Complications of Familial emphysema: see complications of Familial emphysema

Familial emphysema: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Familial emphysema.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Familial emphysema.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Familial emphysema: Pulmonologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Familial emphysema.
Treatments for Familial emphysema: see treatments for Familial emphysema
Research for Familial emphysema: see research for Familial emphysema

Organs Affected by Familial emphysema:

Organs and body systems related to Familial emphysema include:

Name of Familial emphysema

Main name of condition: Familial emphysema

Familial emphysema: Related Conditions

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