Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis presenting with prolonged cough

I. Barshack, M. Krupsky, M. Perelman, J. Kopolovic

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A 40-year-old man had been followed in the pulmonary clinic for prolonged cough. Chest X-ray showed bilateral diffuse interstitial infiltrates with accentuation toward the bases. CT-scan demonstrated a fine diffuse reticulonodular pattern. Transbronchial lung biopsy showed pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis, a rare disease characterized by the presence of concentric calcifications within the pulmonary alveoli. This is the second case of the disease reported in Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-750, 824
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Jun 1997
Externally publishedYes


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