Successful treatment of congenital pulmonary alveolar proteinosis with intravenous immunoglobulin G administration.

Abstract

The authors report a female patient with congenital pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP). She had two brothers who died from the same disease. BAL did not improve her progressive respiratory failure. After intravenous immunoglobulin G (IVIG) administration for complicated hypogammaglobulinemia, she recovered from respiratory failure. The efficacy of IVIG… (More)

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