This Alpha-1 Foundation video explains more about the rare genetic condition Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency from patients who have been diagnosed with the disease.
Affecting approximately 100,000 people in the U.S., this little-known disease has now been linked to bronchiectasis. A study found that a woman in Munich, Germany, was treated for bronchiectasis as a result of a new cause of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
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