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Alveolar proteinosis and nocardiosis: a patient treated by bronchopulmonary lavage.
  1. J. Pascual,
  2. M. A. Gómez Aguinaga,
  3. R. Vidal,
  4. A. Maudes,
  5. A. Sureda,
  6. E. Gómez Mampaso,
  7. L. Fogué
  1. Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain.

    Abstract

    Alveolar proteinosis is a relatively rare disease of unclear pathogenesis associated with opportunistic-infections. Although nocardiosis is the most frequent one, only 22 cases have been reported previously and are reviewed here. We present a patient with alveolar proteinosis with nocardiosis treated as an emergency with bilateral bronchopulmonary lavage and antibiotics. No previous cases of this association have been successfully managed in this way.

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