COPD can develop from a number of causes, one of which is a rare genetic condition called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. In this video, Charles Strange, MD, of the Medical University of South Carolina, explains how this condition contributes to COPD and describes which patients should be tested for it via a simple blood test. Click on the image below to watch.

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Information for this article was obtained from The American Thoracic Society.

 

Genetic Causes of COPD [Video]
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