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Should I discuss my pulmonary alveolar proteinosis symptoms with my doctor?

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a lung disease that unpredictably afflicts people of all ages and backgrounds. Individuals diagnosed with PAP should have continuing medical care and openly discuss their symptoms and general health with their doctors. Since PAP can change over time, it is important to record symptoms so appropriate disease management and treatment can be established.

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