What Is Panlobular Emphysema?

Q:
What is panlobular emphysema?

A:
Panlobular emphysema is a type of emphysema. Emphysema is a kind of lung disease that can lead to shortness of breath.

Panlobular emphysema affects the whole secondary lobule, and it is often found in lower lung lobes.

Smoking is the main cause of emphysema. Besides, in panlobular emphysema, alpha-1-antitrypsin defect can also be the cause. Alpha-1-antitrypsin is a protein that protects the structures in the lungs. And this is an inherited deficiency.

Key word: panlobular emphysema

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