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5 Facts you should know about

Copa syndrome

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1

An autoimmune disorder defined by diffuse parenchymal lung disease and arthritis.

2

Symptoms usually appear in childhood

during the first or second decade of life.

3

Most patients experience interstitial lung disease.

4

About half of individuals with COPA syndrome

experience bleeding from the alveoli.

5

COPA syndrome is caused by mutations

in the coatomer subunit alpha gene (COPA).

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