Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in a 67-year-old woman with wegener's granulomatosis

Shiwan K. Shah, Nghi B. Phan, Geetinder Goyal, Gulshan Sharma

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Mycophenolate mofetil (MM) is commonly used in patients with autoimmune diseases or who have undergone transplantation. Common side effects of MM include anemia, leukopenia, mucositis and opportunistic infections. We report an unusual case of pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) in a 67-year-old woman on MM for Wegener's granulomatosis (WG). PAP is a disease characterized by defects in macrophage-mediated processing of surfactants, leading to accumulation of periodic acid-Schiff (PAS)-positive lipoproteinaceous material within the alveolar spaces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1105-1108
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of general internal medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2010


  • Mycophenolate mofetil (MM)
  • Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP)
  • Wegener's granulomatosis (WG)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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