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What medications treat pulmonary alveolar proteinosis?

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is an uncommon pulmonary disease that is caused by an abnormal accumulation of a protein substance in the lungs. Medications used for PAP include steroids, inhaled sprays, oxygen therapy, and anti-autoimmune drugs. These medications are used for relief of symptoms and acute flare-ups. The only definitive treatment for PAP is a lung transplant.

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What is pulmonary alveolar proteinosis?
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