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Liver damage in a neonate with alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency due to phenotype PiZ null (Z-)
  1. John Burn,
  2. David Dunger,
  3. Brian Lake


    An infant with neonatal liver damage had α-1-antitrypsin deficiency, having inherited the Z allele from the father and the rare null allele from the mother. This indicates that while a lack of serum antiprotease predisposes to early liver disease, homozygosity for the Z allele is not essential.

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