ID 928
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Authors
Sako, Takanori
Keywords
ambroxol hydrochloride
bronchoalveolar lavage
flexible bronchofiberscope
pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
surfactant protein A
Abstract
A 59-year-old man visited our hospital in June 1997 because of cough and dyspnea at rest. He was diagnosed as pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) by bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and transbronchial lung biopsy. The alveoli were distended with pink homogeneous material that showed staining with the periodic acid Schiff method. The concentration of surfactant protein A in BAL fluid was significantly increased. We treated the patient with oral ambroxol hydrochloride and therapeutic BAL. We believe that this combination of therapies is the first choice for the treatment of PAP.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
42
Issue
2
Start Page
175
End Page
178
Published Date
1999-07
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 1999, 42(2), 175-178
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English