JOSEPH C. SIERACKI, M.D.; ROBERT C. HORN JR., M.D.; SAUL KAY, M.D.
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, a chronic disease of the lungs of unknown etiology, was recently described as a new entity by Rosen et al.1 Although the histologic findings are characteristic, the clinical course is variable. Inasmuch as this is apparently a new disease and, thus far, only Rosen's report has called attention to it, we are recording our experience with three cases.
Case 1. A 31 year old white male entered Henry Ford Hospital on December 27, 1957, for study. Three months earlier he had noted mild dyspnea on climbing stairs which he did not consider to be disabling.
SIERACKI JC, HORN RC, KAY S. PULMONARY ALVEOLAR PROTEINOSIS: REPORT OF THREE CASES(PULMONARY ALVEOLAR PROTEINOSIS: REPORT OF THREE CASES*). Ann Intern Med. 1959;51:728–739. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-4-728
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(4):728-739.
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