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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency


Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is the most common inherited cause of COPD affecting 1 in every 10 individual with COPD. Alpha-1 can lead to lung destruction and liver diseases, like, cirrhosis and hepatoma. Some of the most common Alpha-1 symptoms are shortness of breath, wheezing, recurring chest colds, chronic cough and sputum production. Alpha-1 can be detected by a simple blood test through free testing program sponsored by The Alpha One Foundation. For more details on this, contact 1800-559-570. For further details about the Alpha one program, please click on http://www.alphaone.ufl.edu/.

Location & Clinic Hours

  • The Alpha-1 Clinic is located in the Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties Clinic, which is on the third floor of the Shands Medical Plaza. The clinics are held Wednesdays from 1pm to 5 pm.

How to make an Appointment

  • New Patients as well as Returning Patients need to call 352.265.0139.

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