[Pan-lobular emphysema: relationship with serum alpha-1-antitrypsin levels, Pi phenotype and the HLA system (author's transl)].

Pi phenotypes have been studied in a group of 433 patients. Patients with panacinar emphysema and/or bullae were identified from careful analysis of their clinical, physiological, radiological and anatomical characteristics. Twenty-five p.cent of the emphysematous patients were MZ; there was no significant difference in the alpha-1-antitrypsin plasmatic… CONTINUE READING