Our latest insights report focuses on Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD), a rare genetic disorder with significant implications for lung and liver health. AATD arises from a deficiency of the alpha-1 antitrypsin protein, which safeguards the lungs from damage. However, with this protein in short supply, the lungs become susceptible to inflammation, potentially leading to conditions like emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Our report sheds light on AATD's prevalence, its impact on global health, the challenges in diagnosis, available treatments, and ongoing genetic research to better understand this condition. Download below to learn more!