Alveolar proteinosis

Alternative names
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

Definition
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is a disease in which a phospholipid (a compound widely distributed in living cells) accumulates within spaces in the lungs where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged.

see Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 2, 2012
by Arthur A. Poghosian, M.D.

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