What is Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency?

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1-Antitrypsin Deficiency, A1AD) is a genetic disorder that causes defective production of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (A1AT), leading to decreased A1AT activity in the blood and lungs, and deposition of excessive abnormal A1AT protein in liver cells.

Newly Diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency?

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To provide information, education and support to Canadians affected by Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency; inform and educate the medical community about Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency; and generate broad awareness about this genetic liver, lung and skin disease.

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DISCLAIMER:This website is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your physician. It is not the intention of this website to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide the Canadian Alpha-1 Community with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorder. Specific medical advice will not be provided and Alpha-1 Canada urges you to consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to your personal questions.
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