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20 Treatments for Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

Overview

Most commonly referred to as PAP, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is a rare lung condition that occurs when protein buildup in the lungs clogs your air sacs (alveoli). It causes mild to severe breathing problems and can be fatal if left untreated.A[read article]

Tests for Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

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Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. This includes how well you are able to breathe and how well your lungs are able...  More
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Thoracic Gas Volume
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Bronchoalveolar Lavage
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A bronchoscopy is a test that allows doctors to examine your airways. An instrument called a bronchoscope is threaded through your nose and down your throat to reac...  More
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A lung needle biopsy is used to gather a piece of lung tissue for testing and examination. It is often used to diagnose an irregular area of tissue in or around the...  More
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High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) of Lungs
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The peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) is a test that measures how fast a person can exhale (breathe out). This test checks lung functioning, and is often used by pat...  More
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The peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) is a test that measures how fast a person can exhale (breathe out). This test checks lung functioning, and is often used by pat...  More
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Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Test
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Surfactant Associated Protein A Test
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Surfactant Associated Protein B Test
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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Endoscopy is a procedure that uses specialized tools to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body. This allows surgeons to view problems with...  More
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

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Bronchoalveolar Lavage
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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Surgical Procedures for Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis

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A lung transplant is surgery that replaces a diseased or failing lung with a healthy, donor lung. According to data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation N...  More
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