Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
Treatment & Care
What are the treatments for AATD?
There is no specific treatment for the liver disease associated with AATD. Not all children affected will develop liver disease — we don’t know why this is.
In children with liver disease, treatment is aimed at alleviating symptoms:
- medicine to relieve itching
- medicine to relieve build-up of body fluid
- vitamin supplements to ensure appropriate nutrition and help increase energy levels
In situations where liver disease becomes severe, your child’s doctor may recommend a liver transplant.