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Is there a cure for pulmonary alveolar proteinosis?

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is an uncommon lung disease that can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. While the underlying cause of PAP is not clearly understood-the abnormal disease process that causes illness has been identified. Initially-the goal of treatment for people with PAP is symptom relief. At an advanced stage-the definitive treatment or cure for PAP is lung transplant.

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