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What is pulmonary alveolar proteinosis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare lung disease that can cause mild to severe breathing impairment. PAP affects people of all ages and backgrounds and can range from a severe illness to a non-symptomatic condition. There is a higher percentage of men who suffer from PAP. While there is no cure for PAP, interval treatment is available and significantly improves symptoms.

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