A CASE OF PULMONARY ALVEOLAR PROTEINOSIS IN A MIDDLE AGED FEMALE.

Dr. Divya Joshi, Dr. Anand Shah, Dr. Bhargav Prajapati, Dr. Ami Parikh

Abstract


Idiopathic pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare disease due to impaired alveolar macrophage function caused by neutralising anti-granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating autoantibodies. A 57  years old female patient was admitted with complaints of non productive cough and dyspnoea at rest. There were bilaterally inspiratory fine crackles. The chest radiographs showed bilateral air-space consolidation. On thorax computed tomography; pre-carinal lymph nodes enlargement, ground glass opacities, septal thickening and crazy-paving appearance were determined. Bronchoalveolar lavage was performed and reported was PAP

Keywords


GM-CSF, WHOLE LUNG LAVAGE, CRAZY PAVEMENT APPEARANCE

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