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Simplifying Therapy for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Diplomat Specialty Infusion Group combines clinical expertise with personalized care.

AATD is an inherited condition that causes AAT proteins, which protect the lungs and other organs, to get trapped in the liver. This increases risks of cirrhosis and other liver diseases.

 

People with AATD are most susceptible to life-threatening lung diseases. They can develop emphysema early in life (usually between ages 40 and 50). Risk factors include exposure to tobacco smoke, toxic substances, dust, and fumes.

 

Rarely, people with AATD can develop a painful skin disease called necrotizing panniculitis.

 

People with AATD inherit the condition from their parents. Each parent must pass on a faulty AAT gene for their child to have AATD. However, even people with two faulty AAT genes might not have symptoms or even know they have AATD. People with one faulty gene will not have AATD, but could pass the gene to their children.

 

The first symptoms of AATD usually occur between ages 20 and 40, although liver complications are often diagnosed in infancy and early childhood.

 

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Diplomat actively monitors specialty medications in the government's review and approval process. You can search our database to see if there will be new treatment options for your condition you can discuss with your doctor.


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We’ll look for ways to help you afford therapy.

There are many ways to get help paying for specialty medications. We'll seek third-party programs and support the application process from start to finish.

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