JAMES L. KNOTT, M.D.; REGINALD A. MACHAFFIE, M.D.; TUNG K. LIN, M.D.; GEORGE W. LOOMIS, M.D.; ALFRED W. BRODY, M.D., D.SC.
In june 1958 the first description of an unusual lung disease, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, was published (1), This original report concerned 24 cases from the United States and one each from Canada, England, and Italy. Since this publication ten additional cases have appeared in the literature (2-8) and one additional case alluded to (5). Of these 37 cases, 17 have included some data on pulmonary function studies and two were evaluated by cardiac catheterization.
Since July 1957 we have had the opportunity of following the clinical course of one of the patients originally reported (1), Case 13, and have obtained
KNOTT JL, MACHAFFIE RA, LIN TK, LOOMIS GW, BRODY AW. Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis: A Case with Cardiac Catheterization and Pulmonary Function Studies. Ann Intern Med. ;55:481–490. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-3-481
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(3):481-490.
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