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5 Facts you should know about

Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD)

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The onset of lung problems associated with AATD between 20 and 50 years of age

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Affects about 1 in 2,500 people of European descent

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About 3% of people with COPD are believed to have AATD

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AATD deficiency is an inherited condition that is caused by mutations in the SERPINA1 gene

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AATD may cause several manifestations associated with liver disease, including impaired liver function and cirrhosis

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