Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

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What is Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency?

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is an inherited disorder that may cause lung disease and liver disease. People with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency usually develop the first signs and symptoms of lung disease between ages 20 and 50.

What is it like to have Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and its symptoms?

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Who has Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 12
30s 9
40s 21
50s 29
60s 21
70+ 2


Distribution of females vs. males

62% Females
38% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 11
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 56
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency patients who have completed their condition history
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