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Natl J Integr Res Med. 2013; 4(5): 106-108


Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis A Rare Disease

Nilesh Kumar*, Jyoti K**, Sashi Ranjan*, Ankur Nandan Varshney*, Arvind Anand*, Ravi Anand*.

Abstract
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is a rare lung disease in which abnormal accumulation of surfactant occurs with in the alveoli, interfering with gas exchange. PAP can occur in a primary form or secondarily in the settings of malignancy , pulmonary infection, or environmental exposure to dusts or chemicals. Rare familial forms have also been recognized suggesting a genetic component . we are going to present a rare case of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. [Kumar N et al NJIRM 2013; 4(5) : 106-108]

Key words: Alveolar Proteniosis, Pulmonary



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