[Primary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis--clinical observation of 68 patients in Japan].

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The clinical features of 68 Japanese patients (53 men and 15 women; mean age 44 years) with primary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis were reviewed. Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis was diagnosed from histologic findings after open lung biopsy (n = 7) or transbronchial lung biopsy (n = 61). Major symptoms were a dry cough (24.2%) and dyspnea or shortness of… (More)

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@article{Asamoto1995PrimaryPA, title={[Primary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis--clinical observation of 68 patients in Japan].}, author={Hiromichi Asamoto and Mansanori Kitaichi and K. Nishimura and Hiroaki Itoh and T. Izumi}, journal={Nihon Kyobu Shikkan Gakkai zasshi}, year={1995}, volume={33 8}, pages={835-45} }