Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency and pancreatitis in a juvenile

Aust N Z J Med. 1991 Jun;21(3):345-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.1991.tb04704.x.


An 18-year-old female with PiSZ phenotype alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency presented with pancreatitis and a pancreatic pseudocyst. There were no other causative factors. Deficiency of alpha 1-antitrypsin may predispose to pancreatitis or exacerbate existing pancreatic disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pancreatitis / etiology*
  • Phenotype
  • alpha 1-Antitrypsin Deficiency*