Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency alleles are not associated with cervical artery dissections.

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The authors searched for the presence of alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency alleles PiZ and PiS in 74 patients with spontaneous cervical artery dissections (sCADs) and in 74 healthy control subjects. In both groups, the authors found four carriers of deficiency alleles. The connective tissue morphology of one additional patient with sCAD with PiZM… (More)

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