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Alpha1-antitrypsin bodies, PiZ phenotype, and peptic ulcer.
  1. W K Blenkinsopp

    Abstract

    An association between chronic peptic ulcer and heterozygous alpha-antitrypsin deficiency has been reported: this study found no evidence of such an association. The prevalence of alpha1-antityrpsin bodies in the liver was compared with the known prevalence of PiZ phenotype in the population: there was no significant difference.

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