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Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2000; 13(4): 147-149

Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

Ziaeddin Ghorashi1, Hassan S. Ahari1, Vahid Montazeri2, Saeed Rad3
1Department of Pediatrics, University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
3Department of Imaging, University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

A 22-month-old female child was referred with failure to gain weight, chronic cough and dyspnea. In physical examination she was under 5th percentile, had respiratory distress and crackles in chest auscultation. Chest roentgenography revealed alveolar infiltration in lungs. Sweat chloride test and standard work up for pulmonary tuberculosis were non-conclusive. Regarding X-ray findings suspicious of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP), right anterolateral thoracotomy was performed and lung tissue biopsy taken. Histopathologic findings were consistent with PAP which is a rare cause of chronic cough and dyspnea in children.

Keywords: Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, chronic cough, dyspnea, failure to thrive.

Ziaeddin Ghorashi, Hassan S. Ahari, Vahid Montazeri, Saeed Rad. Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2000; 13(4): 147-149

Corresponding Author: Ziaeddin Ghorashi, Iran

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