Role of physical therapy in management of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. A case report.

Abstract

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is a rare disease in which alveoli are filled with a lipoproteinaceous material. Treatment of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis by whole-lung lavage demands the full participation of a skilled team including a physical therapist to ensure the reversal of the patients' symptoms and pulmonary function abnormalities. This case report illustrates the role of physical therapy in management of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.

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@article{Bracci1988RoleOP, title={Role of physical therapy in management of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. A case report.}, author={Lucia Bracci}, journal={Physical therapy}, year={1988}, volume={68 5}, pages={686-9} }