WHEREAS, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is one of the most common, serious, hereditary disorders in the world and can result in life-threatening lung disease in adults, and liver disease in both children and adults; and
WHEREAS, Alpha-1 has been identified in virtually all populations, and up to 6 percent of Caucasian people in the U.S. carry a single deficient gene and may pass the gene to their children; and
WHEREAS, Alpha-1 is widely underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed, and fewer than 10 percent of those predicted to have Alpha-1 have been diagnosed; anAlpha-1 is widely underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed, and fewer than 10 percent of those predicted to have Alpha-1 have been diagnosed; and
WHEREAS, it is important to increase awareness and detection of this serious misdiagnosed hereditary disorder; and
WHEREAS, the month of November is a time to educate the public as well as the medical community on Alpha-1 detection and treatment for those affected by this condition;
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 16th day of October, 2018.