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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency 

Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center is proud to be one of the nation's leading centers for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency research, led by Dr. Jeffrey Teckman.

Dr. Teckman has been studying the disease for 14 years, and is currently enrolling patients in a national study called ChILDREN (Childhood Liver Disease Research and Education Network). The study will create a national database of patients with Alpha-1, allowing researchers to look for trends among patients and develop treatments.

ChiLDREN Study Results
Dr. Teckman presented the study that shows most Alpha-1 children with liver disease have few symptons and normal growth. Click here for more information on the study.

Contact Us

To make an appointment with Dr. Teckman, please call (314) 268-4010, or (314) 577-5647.

Alpha-1 Resources for Parents


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