Fast Five Quiz: Presentation and Diagnosis of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Dora E. Izaguirre Anariba, MD


November 23, 2021

In general, AATD is associated with a pattern of panacinar emphysema, which appears predominately in the basal regions. Conversely, more than one third (36%) of patients with AATD have a pattern of emphysema that is mainly apical disease and not basilar predominant.

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