Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency

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Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency

Synonyms: Alpha-1-proteinase inhibitor deficiency | Alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency

A rare hereditary metabolic disease characterized by serum levels of alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT) that are well below the normal range. In the most severe form the disease can clinically manifest with chronic liver disorders (cirrhosis fibrosis) respiratory disorders (emphysema bronchiectasis) and rarely panniculitis or vasculitis.

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Mississippi Metabolics Foundation

Mississippi Metabolics Foundation (MMF) was founded to raise awareness, educate, and provide support to those living or caring for someone with genetic metabolic disorders/inborn errors of metabolism (IEM).

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