Treatments for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD) in Children

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What are the treatments for AATD?

There is no specific treatment for the liver disease associated with AATD. Not all children affected will develop liver disease — we don't know why this is.

In children with liver disease, treatment is aimed at alleviating symptoms:

  • medicine to relieve itching
  • medicine to relieve build-up of body fluid
  • vitamin supplements to ensure appropriate nutrition and help increase energy levels

In situations where liver disease becomes severe, your child's doctor may recommend a liver transplant.

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