Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Treatment News and Symptoms Information

What is Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AD)?

(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is an inherited disorder that may cause lung disease and liver disease. The signs and symptoms of the condition and the age at which they appear vary among individuals.

People with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency usually develop the first signs and symptoms of lung disease between ages 20 and 50. The earliest symptoms are shortness of breath following mild activity, reduced ability to exercise, and wheezing. Other signs and symptoms can include unintentional weight loss, recurring respiratory infections, fatigue, and rapid heartbeat upon standing.

See below for updated news and information regarding Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency including new medical research, treatment options and advancements. 

Latest Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Treatment News and Research

Emphysema patients can stay on ‘life-changing’ drug

Irish TimesJan 24, 2017
The patients on Respreeza have alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency – also known as alpha-1 – a hereditary condition that is unusually common in …

AGTC and Bionic Sight Partner to Restore Vision Using Optogenetic

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (press release)Jan 24, 2017
Two nonophthalmology programs are in development for the potential treatment of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and adrenoleukodystrophy.

Patterns and characterization of COPD exacerbations using real

Dove Medical PressJan 25, 2017
… double-blind randomized controlled trial of inhaled augmentation therapy in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD). A retrospective review of …

Liver Test Guidelines Updated by ACG

MedscapeJan 12, 2017
… Wilson’s disease, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency); and liver injury caused by prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal …

Diagnosis of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency: a population-based study

Dove Medical PressMay 10, 2016
Introduction: Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) remains an underdiagnosed condition despite initiatives developed to increase awareness.

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