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This deficiency is basically the lack of an enzyme called Alpha 1 Antitrypsin. This is a pulmonary disease that is characterized by symptoms like wheezing, shortness of breath, breathing problems and rales. Also, infections and asthmatic attacks can keep recurring as a symptom of this disease. This condition can also cause liver failure.
HOW IS ALPHA-1-ANTITRYPSIN DIAGNOSED?
A specialist in the Pulmonologist department can diagnose the condition with the help of tests like the Alpha 1 Foundation as well as Protein Electrophoresis. Also, methods like nephelometric and immunoturbidimetric can be used to detect this deficiency.
HOW IS ALPHA-1-ANTITRYPSIN TREATED?
Augmentation therapy is the most common treatment for lung-affected patients of A1AT deficiency. Meanwhile, treatment of A1AD-related liver damage focuses on alleviating the symptoms of the disease. In severe cases, a liver transplant may be necessary.
DID YOU KNOW?
In the rarest of the cases, the causes of the deficiency may cause skin problems called panniculitis which is hardening of skin with painful lumps and patches. There are many names of Alpha-1 antitrypsin: • AAT • AATD • alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor • alpha-1 related emphysema • genetic emphysema • hereditary pulmonary emphysema • inherited emphysema