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

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

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Abstract

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
Volume25
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2010

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Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis
Mycophenolic Acid
Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
Mucositis
Periodic Acid
Opportunistic Infections
Leukopenia
Surface-Active Agents
Autoimmune Diseases
Anemia
Transplantation
Macrophages

Keywords

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

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  • Internal Medicine

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Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in a 67-year-old woman with wegener's granulomatosis. / Shah, Shiwan; Phan, Nghi B.; Goyal, Geetinder; Sharma, Gulshan.

In: Journal of General Internal Medicine, Vol. 25, No. 10, 10.2010, p. 1105-1108.

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Shah, Shiwan ; Phan, Nghi B. ; Goyal, Geetinder ; Sharma, Gulshan. / Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in a 67-year-old woman with wegener's granulomatosis. In: Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2010 ; Vol. 25, No. 10. pp. 1105-1108.
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