Young man with asthma and infertility

  • F.J. Gonzalez Barcala | fjgbarcala@telefonica.net Servicio de Neumologia, Hospital de Pontevedra, Spain.
  • A. Pena Servicio de Neumologia, Hospital de Pontevedra, Spain.
  • L. Herrero Servicio de Neumologia, Hospital de Pontevedra, Spain.
  • A. Urtaza Servicio de Neumologia, Hospital de Pontevedra, Spain.
  • M. García Domínguez Servicio de Neumologia, Hospital de Pontevedra, Spain.
  • L. Valdes Cuadrado Servicio de Neumología, Hospital Clinico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Abstract

occur in the same patient. In some cases they could have patho-physiological changes common to both diseases. Our patient was seen as a result of having an irritating cough with wheezing, mainly at night, for more than a month. Asthma was diagnosed, and he responded favourably to the treatment given. Upon being informed that he had been examined for infertility for 5 years, alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) levels were requested. These confirmed that he had a phenotype SZ AAT deficiency. These findings, together with some evidence published recently, suggested that there is a need to rule out AAT deficiency in males with asthma and infertility.

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Published
2016-01-21
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Keywords:
Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, Asthma, Infertility
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Gonzalez Barcala, F., Pena, A., Herrero, L., Urtaza, A., García Domínguez, M., & Valdes Cuadrado, L. (2016). Young man with asthma and infertility. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 71(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2009.351