Alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency

Fact sheet

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is a genetic (inherited) condition that may result in chronic lung and/or liver disease. This resource provides an overview of the condition in addition to the following topic areas:

  • What is alpha-1 antitrypsin
  • What is alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
  • How are the lungs and liver affected?
  • What is emphysema
  • How did I inherit this deficiency?
  • Is there treatment available?

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