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1 Possible Causes for Onset of Cough in Early Adulthood

  • Alpha-1 Antichymotrypsin Deficiency

    Liver disease is caused by hepatocyte injury due to intracellular accumulation of polymerized AAT molecules occurring only in certain mutations, eg, the Z allele. 1 , 2 Early-onset[dovepress.com] “pure” panacinar emphysema is the classical respiratory disease manifestation in adulthood.[dovepress.com] However, other pulmonary manifestations, such as airway hyperreactivity, wheezing, chronic cough, and expectoration of sputum, have been described.[dovepress.com]

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