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Blanco's Overview of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency : History, Biology, Pathophysiology, Related
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Blanco’s Overview of Alpha-1-antitrypsin Deficiency is a robust introduction to the topics associated with Alpha-1-antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD). Included are topics ranging from the history of the disease, biology, pathophysiology, related diseases including the two major manifestations of the disease: liver disease and lung disease; as well as diagnosis and treatment. It addresses the need for the amalgamation of current and novel concepts and practices in the field of AATD. AATD is under-recognized in the medical community; and as a result it is underdiagnosed. Through the increased awareness in this book, and understanding of the condition, improved diagnosis rates will enhance patient care. Beneficial to clinicians who are screening, and subsequently treating, AATD patients as well as research scientists working in the AAT field at junior and senior levels, this book will be an essential tool and source of information.
- Presents the fundamental theoretical and practical aspects of Alpha-1-antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD) based on scientific evidence.
- Provides evidence to show that AATD is a "rarely diagnosed" condition, rather than a "rare" condition.
- Contains current research and future perspectives from a Dr. Ignacio Blanco, worldwide expert in the field of alpha-1 antitrypsin and airways and liver disease associated with the deficiency of this antiprotease.
- Provides resources to current registries and patient associations.