Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: two case reports and review of the literature.

  title={Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: two case reports and review of the literature.},
  author={{\AA}sa Lina M J{\"o}nsson and Ulf Simonsen and Ole Hilberg and Elisabeth Bendstrup},
  journal={European respiratory review : an official journal of the European Respiratory Society},
  volume={21 125},
Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis is a rare diffuse lung disease characterised by deposition of calcium phosphate within the alveolar airspaces. The disease is usually discovered from birth up to 40 yrs of age and is often diagnosed incidentally during radiography of the chest for other reasons. Many patients are asymptomatic and the majority of patients either have normal or restrictive pulmonary function. The clinical course of the disease varies. While it remains static in some patients, it… CONTINUE READING
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