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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency 

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital is proud to be one of the nation's leading centers for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency research, led by Dr. Jeffrey Teckman.

For more than 20 years, SLUCare physician and Division Director, Dr. Teckman has studied basic liver chemistry and led Alpha-1 research efforts. SSM Health Cardinal Glennon and Saint Louis University are part of a leading network of pediatric hospitals across North America sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to study and develop treatments and cures for a range of cholesteric liver diseases, including Alpha-1. For more information about this study, visit the Childhood Liver Disease Research Network.

ChiLDREN Study Results
Dr. Teckman presented the study that shows most Alpha-1 children with liver disease have few symptons and normal growth. Click here for more information on the study.

Contact Us

To make an appointment with Dr. Teckman, please call 314-268-4010.

Alpha-1 Resources for Parents


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