respiratory
COPD

Screen patients for AATD: position statement from TSANZ

Respiratory physicians are being urged to screen all patients with chronic airflow obstruction and certain patients with adult onset asthma for the common but underdiagnosed genetic disorder Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD), which causes early onset emphysema. The new screening advice, based on an evidence review conducted by an expert Working Group commissioned by the ...

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