Congenital pulmonary alveolar proteinosis
Other Names for this Disease
- Congenital PAP
- Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, congenital
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respiratory failure that is present from birth. In this condition, a type of protein builds up in the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs, making breathing difficult. Congenital pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is caused by mutations in the SFTPB, SFTPC, ABCA3, or CSF2RA gene, and it is typically inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern.Congenital pulmonary alveolar proteinosis is a rare form of
Last updated: 11/17/2010
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