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How do I care for someone with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis?

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare lung condition that causes respiratory illness. The care of individuals with PAP requires a combination of lifestyle-medical-and surgical therapy. The care plan for those with PAP is modification of physical activities-long-term use of medications that treats symptoms and intermittent whole-lung lavage therapy. Attention to psychological stress and individual coping skills is also important to the care of people with PAP.

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