Screening for alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency in Lithuanian patients with COPD.


BACKGROUND Alpha1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency is an under-diagnosed condition in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The objective of the present screening was to estimate the AAT gene frequency and prevalence and to identify AAT deficiency cases in a large cohort of Lithuanian patients with COPD. METHODS A nationwide program of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.rmed.2008.07.003


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