Elizabeth P. Henske, MD, is Director of the Center for LAM Research and Clinical Care and Co-Director of the Pulmonary Genetics Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She also is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her clinical and research interests include improving diagnosis and developing new treatments for LAM and studying the genetics of lung disease.
LAM: Helping Young Women Overcome a Rare and Debilitating Lung Disease
A young woman is out of breath after walking up a half flight of stairs. Her symptoms appear to be that of emphysema, yet she has never smoked (the leading cause of emphysema). How could she ever suspect a serious lung disease?