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Simple test usually reserved for those over 50 could uncover genetic emphysema

A man in his 30's was misdiagnosed with asthma when he really had genetic emphysema . Doctors generally don't test for COPD's under the age of 50 resulting in late diagnosis for many. By this time a lot of damage may already have occurred. This man believes that early diagnosis would have meant early treatment and hence removed the need for double lung transplant.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Florida Today

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About: Simple test usually reserved for those over 50 could uncover genetic emphysema

Date: 7 June 2004

Source: Florida Today

Author: Susan Jenks

URL: http://www.floridatoday.com/!NEWSROOM/healthstoryH608LUNG.htm

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