Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in a cat.


BACKGROUND Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is an extremely rare lung disease in animals and humans. It is characterized by the deposition of a large amount of phospholipoproteinaceous material in the alveoli. There are several possible etiologies, both congenital and acquired. Alveolar macrophages play an important role in the clearance of surfactant. This… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12917-015-0613-4


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