[α1-Antitrypsin deficiency].

  • Toyohiro Hirai
  • Published 2016 in
    Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical…

Abstract

α1-Antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is the commonest genetic risk factor for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In 2015, AATD has been categorized as one of intractable diseases called "Nanbyo" in Japan. The prevalence of AATD is extremely low in Japanese compared with Caucasians in North America and Europe. According to recent nationwide… (More)

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