Early Recognition of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Considerations for Liver Transplantation

Tzakis, Andreas
February 2013
Gastroenterology & Hepatology;Feb2013, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p110
Academic Journal
An interview with doctor Andreas Tzakis, director of Transplant Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Florida. He mentions the role and underlying causes of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. He says that alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency affects the liver and lungs causing emphysema of the lungs and liver cirrhosis. He also discusses the importance of early recognition of the deficiency in relation to treatment.


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