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Successful pregnancy in a severely hypoxemic patient with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis.
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PMID:  21549673     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis (PAP) is a rare disorder characterized by abnormal accumulation of a lipoproteinaceous material in the alveoli, which may lead to respiratory failure and has an associated high risk for infections. The mainstay treatment for PAP is whole lung lavage. A pregnant woman, previously diagnosed with primary PAP, the most common form of PAP, was admitted with dyspnea and worsening respiratory function. In one month period, a whole-lung bronchopulmonary lavage was performed twice, with clinical and functional improvement. Pregnancy was carried to term and a healthy baby was delivered. The mechanisms of respiratory impairment are discussed as well as treatment options and response.
I Belchior; A S Cerdeira; M Santos; J Sousa Braga; I Aragão; A Martins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista portuguesa de pneumologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0873-2159     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9813736     Medline TA:  Rev Port Pneumol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; POR     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier España.
Pneumologia, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Hospital de Santo António, Porto, Portugal.
Vernacular Title:
Gravidez de termo em doente com Proteinose Alveolar e insuficiência respiratória grave.
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