Bilateral Micronodular Pulmonary Infiltrate: Is It Important to Make a Histological Diagnosis?

@article{Khan2013BilateralMP,
  title={Bilateral Micronodular Pulmonary Infiltrate: Is It Important to Make a Histological Diagnosis?},
  author={K. Khan and J. Gilmartin},
  journal={Respiratory Care},
  year={2013},
  volume={58},
  pages={e69 - e71}
}
  • K. Khan, J. Gilmartin
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Respiratory Care
  • Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis is a rare disease characterized by the deposition of calcium phosphate within the alveoli. We report the case of a 20-year-old man with a 6-week history of cough and shortness of breath on exertion. The chest radiograph demonstrated a bilateral symmetrical micronodular pattern. High-resolution computed tomography revealed bilateral diffuse fine nodular shadowing involving the mid zones, with sparing of the apices. The patient underwent a transbronchial lung… CONTINUE READING

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