[A case of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis presenting with peripheral ground-glass opacitiy].

Abstract

A 65-year-old asymptomatic nonsmoker woman was found to have bilateral ground glass opacities in subpleural areas. The bronchoalveolar lavage fluid had a light-milky appearance and transbronchial lung biopsy revealed alveolar filling with PAS-positive acellular material. The patient was given a diagnosis of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP). Chest CT 18 months later showed no changes in the shadows. It may be possible to follow asymptomatic PAP with patchy peripheral air-space disease without treatment.

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@article{Haga2009ACO, title={[A case of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis presenting with peripheral ground-glass opacitiy].}, author={Takahiro Haga and Norio Kasamatsu and Takeshi Kobayashi and Masahiko Shibata and Takashi Ogasawara and Ikko Hashizume}, journal={Nihon Kokyuki Gakkai zasshi = the journal of the Japanese Respiratory Society}, year={2009}, volume={47 1}, pages={71-5} }