Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
Other Names for this Disease
- AAT deficiency
- A1AT deficiency
- Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency
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Your QuestionMy birth mother's maternal half-sister died from this disease. What are the chances of me or one of my six children having this genetic disorder?
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Last updated: 7/15/2016