WILLIAM R. EDMONDSON, M.D.; J. BREWSTER GERE, M.D.
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis was first described by Rosen et al. in June, 1958.1 We have had the opportunity to observe a patient with this disease, and wish to report the clinical, laboratory, radiographic and histologic findings.
A 53 year old Negro man was admitted to the Orange Memorial Hospital on January 13, 1958. For the preceding six months he had noted mild exertional dyspnea, and a cough productive of moderate amounts of white sputum. He attributed these symptoms to the fracture of a left rib in July, 1957. In November, 1957, he developed symptoms and signs of a
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EDMONDSON WR, GERE JB. PULMONARY ALVEOLAR PROTEINOSIS(PULMONARY ALVEOLAR PROTEINOSIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:1310–1318. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-6-1310
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