When is transfer indicated for patients with alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD)?

Updated: Sep 11, 2020
  • Author: Dora E Izaguirre Anariba, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Answer

AATD is a rare problem, yet it demands substantial expertise for appropriate management and counseling.

Physicians without specific training in the management of this disease or without the time to obtain the necessary expertise should not hesitate to transfer the care of patients to a physician or center with the necessary experience.

The Alpha-1 National Association, 1-800-4-ALPHA-1, can help in identifying physicians with experience in the management of this disorder.


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