Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis and histoplasmosis: report of three cases.


Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP), in addition to acute generalized histoplasmosis, was found at autopsy of three adult males, 23, 51, and 52 years of age. All three patients became ill in the same region of Venezuela, south of Lake Maracaibo, an area considered highly endemic for histoplasmosis. The PAP may be due to an environmental factor. 


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