alpha1-Antitrypsin deficiency in nonsmokers.

  title={alpha1-Antitrypsin deficiency in nonsmokers.},
  author={Larry K. Michaelsen L. Dee Fink Robert H. Black and Friedrich Kueppers},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  volume={117 3},
The clinical symptoms, measurements of pulmonary function, and interpretations of thoracic roentgenograms in 18 patients with alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency associated with the PiZ phenotype are reported. The patients had never smoked and had little or no exposure to occupational and urban air pollution. The findings were compared with those in a group of patients who also had the PiZ phenotype, but who were smokers. The results showed that the clinical course, rate of pulmonary-function… CONTINUE READING
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