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What increases my risk for pulmonary alveolar proteinosis?

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a lung disease that affects people of all ages, ethnicities, and genders. Most cases of the disease occur in people without history of respiratory or general illness. Rarely, congenital defects, other serious medical conditions, and toxic exposures to substances like silica or aluminum dust can cause PAP.

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What is pulmonary alveolar proteinosis?
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How do other illnesses affect pulmonary alveolar proteinosis?
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Is there a cure for pulmonary alveolar proteinosis?
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What are the symptoms of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis?
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