142 Screening for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency in Newborn Infants in Spain

Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency is an hereditary metabolic disorder which predisposes affected individuals to juvenile liver disease and to pulmonary emphysema towards the third or fourth decade of life. Since prevention and treatment of this pulmonary complication is at present perfectly feasible, we have carried out a pilot study of neonatal… CONTINUE READING