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Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis: Introduction

Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis: A rare chronic lung condition where accumulation of protein or phospholipids material in the lung air sacs prevent the lungs from effectively clearing any inhaled particles such as sawdust. The condition may disappear, remain stable or progress. Chronic forms are fatal in 25% of cases. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis is available below.

Symptoms of Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

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Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis: Complications

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Causes of Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

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Disease Topics Related To Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

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Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

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Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

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Clinical Trials for Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

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Definitions of Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis:

Unknown etiology marked by chronic filling of alveoli with proteinaceous, lipid-rich, granular material consisting of surfactant and debris of necrotic cells. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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