Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis
Alveolar Proteinoses, Pulmonary
Alveolar Proteinosis, Pulmonary
Proteinoses, Pulmonary Alveolar
Proteinosis, Pulmonary Alveolar
Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinoses
A PULMONARY ALVEOLI-filling disease, characterized by dense phospholipoproteinaceous deposits in the alveoli, cough, and DYSPNEA. This disease is often related to, congenital or acquired, impaired processing of PULMONARY SURFACTANTS by alveolar macrophages, a process dependent on GRANULOCYTE-MACROPHAGE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR.