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How does pulmonary alveolar proteinosis affect the body?

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare lung disease that causes respiratory problems and general illness. PAP primarily affects the lungs and results in difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, and frequent lung infections. The global effects of PAP on the body are all due to chronic oxygen deprivation - generalized weakness, tiredness, weight loss, blunting of the fingers and bluish discoloration of nails and lips occur

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