Secondary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

What is Secondary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis?

A rare, acquired, interstitial lung disease, characterized by alveolar surfactant accumulation, cough, progressive dyspnea and respiratory insufficiency. The disease may be secondary to hematological disorder, toxic inhalation, and infection or may occur within the setting of immunosuppression after transplantation.

Other condition names

  • Secondary PAP

Inheritance type

Not applicable

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