Young man with asthma and infertility

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2009.351

Authors

  • 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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2016-01-21
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Keywords:
Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency, Asthma, Infertility
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Gonzalez Barcala, F.J., A. Pena, L. Herrero, A. Urtaza, M. García Domínguez, and L. Valdes Cuadrado. 2016. “Young Man With Asthma and Infertility”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 71 (4). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2009.351.

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