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How is pulmonary alveolar proteinosis diagnosed?

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare and unpredictably occurring pulmonary illness. PAP is diagnosed by clinical examination, radiographic imaging, and tissue sampling testing. A medical examination suggests respiratory abnormalities and further work up with radiographic testing reveals physical abnormalities in the lungs. Definitive diagnosis is made by tissue sampling testing, i.e. biopsy or lung washings.

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