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5 Facts you should know about

Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency

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1

Onset of lung problems is typically

between 20 and 50 years of age.

2

Affects about 1 in 2,500 people of European descent.

3

About 3% of people with COPD

are believed to have AATD.

4

AAT deficiency is an inherited condition

that is caused by mutations in the SERPINA1 gene.

5

AATD may cause several manifestations

associated with liver disease, which include impaired liver function and cirrhosis.

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