Alveolar proteinosis. Definition

Medical Definition: alveolar proteinosis

Lung disease that is caused by the accumulation of material intraalveolar acellular, proteinaceous and PAS +, formed by surfactant proteins and immunoglobulins in the alveolar wall. It has included interstitial lung disease, although strictly it is not, as has been shown, histologically, the walls of the alveoli do not show inflammation and septal structure is normal.

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