Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in two siblings with decreased immunoglobulin A

James R. Webster*, Hector Battifora, Christy Furey, Ronald A. Harrison, Barry Shapiro

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Abstract

A brother and sister with classic, biopsy proved pulmonary alveolar proteinosis are described. Both had low serum and low normal secretory immunoglobulin A (IgA) levels. A tendency for familial occurrence is possible and it is recommended that patients with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, and their families, be evaluated for immunologic deficiencies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)786-789
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Medicine
Volume69
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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