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Disease Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

Name Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis
Synonyms Alveolar Proteinoses, Pulmonary | Alveolar Proteinosis, Pulmonary | Proteinoses, Pulmonary Alveolar | Proteinosis, Pulmonary Alveolar | Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinoses
Definition A PULMONARY ALVEOLI-filling disease, characterized by dense phospholipoproteinaceous deposits in the alveoli, cough, and DYSPNEA. This disease is often related to, congenital or acquired, impaired processing of PULMONARY SURFACTANTS by alveolar macrophages, a process dependent on GRANULOCYTE-MACROPHAGE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR.
Categories Respiratory tract disease
MeSH® ID D011649
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DiseasesRespiratory Tract Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Lung Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Congenital Deficiency of Pulmonary Surfactant Protein B
  Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis, Acquired
  Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, congenital
  Surfactant Metabolism Dysfunction, Pulmonary, 1 Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Surfactant Metabolism Dysfunction, Pulmonary, 2 Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Surfactant Metabolism Dysfunction, Pulmonary, 3 Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Surfactant Metabolism Dysfunction, Pulmonary, 4
  SURFACTANT METABOLISM DYSFUNCTION, PULMONARY, 5 Has associated chemicals Has associated genes