• Abdul Rab Khan
  • Aamir Sulaman
  • Munir Ahmad Abbasi
  • Muhammad Jehanzeb


A 35 years old man presented with primary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis who was admitted tochest unit of ATH through casualty department. Before he came to our ward he was treated withdifferent antibiotics including anti-tuberculosis drugs for a month at least. But his symptoms didnot improve rather his dyspnoea got worse. He was misdiagnosed till histopathology revealed thathe has pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. With this background we briefly review clinical features,diagnosis and treatment of this rare disease.Keywords: Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, Dyspnoea, anti-tuberculosis drugs


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