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2. Complication: Liver Disease

Though a less likely outcome of A1AD, liver disease affects around ten percent of infants and 15 percent of adults with A1AD. In infants, this most commonly takes the form of jaundice, a condition caused by a build-up of the harmful toxin bilirubin. In adults, liver disease usually presents as scarring or cirrhosis of the liver, which can cause a swollen abdomen, feet, or legs, and jaundice.

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