Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

From pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is defined as the accumulation of surfactant in the alveoli. The etiology is almost always unknown. The symptoms consists in dyspnea, fatigue and malaise. The diagnosis is made based on the BAL, although typical radiological changes and lab results can be observed. Treatment is with a lavage of the entire lung or, in some cases, with recombinant granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factors. The five-year survival rate is about…

September 3, 2018