Screening for a 1-Pi deficiency in patients with lung diseases

  title={Screening for a 1-Pi deficiency in patients with lung diseases},
  author={Marion Wencker and Arthur Marx and Nikolaus Konietzko and Birgit Schaefer and Edward J. Campbell},
Screening for a1-Pi deficiency in patients with lung diseases. M. Wencker, A. Marx, N. Konietzko, B. Schaefer, E.J. Campbell. #ERS Journals Ltd 2002. ABSTRACT: In patients with pulmonary emphysema, studies have reported 2–3% of individuals with severe a1-Pi deficiency. The aims of this study were to evaluate the accuracy of a new method for quantifying a1-Pi through phenotyping from dried blood spots (DBS) and to test the hypothesis that the screening of a population at risk increases the… CONTINUE READING


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