Case series of rare interstitial lung disease (ILD)

Naveed Haroon Rashid, Saba Farooq, Mohammad Ahmed, Ali Bin Sarwar Zubairi

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Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare lung disease where periodic acid Schiff (PAS)-positive eosinophilic material accumulates in the alveoli of the lungs. Here we describe two cases of young males who presented with dynpnoea and weight loss. The HRCT scan of the chest in both cases showed the typical "crazy-paving" pattern and lung biopsies confirmed the diagnosis of PAP. They showed remarkable symptomatic improvement with therapeutic whole lung lavage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802-805
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2017


  • Dyspnea
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis
  • Whole Lung Lavage


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